Hip problems aren’t just for grandparents, they also can be an issue for young people—especially young athletes! As sports seasons gear back up, it’s important to watch out for injuries, which are usually easier to fix the sooner they’re spotted.

Most hip issues come from acute injuries during contact sports, chronic overuse of injuries and hip diseases that become symptomatic in teenage years.

A few things to look out for:

  • Pain in groin or hip flexor
  • Pain radiating down the thigh or shin
  • Pain with prolonged sitting
  • Catching, locking, popping

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, the experts at The American Hip Institute in Des Plaines can help!