All about the hips !

There are as much as 72 muscles surrounding your hips and upper leg. not even to mention the hordes of muscle structures that builds up from the hips into your back. When it comes to bones, the socket is made of three joined pelvic bones – the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. The hip joint is made up of four bones.

The hip bones, or os coxae, make up part of the pelvic girdle, which connects the lower limbs to the axial skeleton. Each hip bone is a large, flattened, and irregularly shaped fusion of three bones: the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

The pelvis refers to the lower abdominal area, with the main function of this bone structure being protection and support. It protect all the internal soft tissues and organs as well as giving support to the hip joints.

The pelvic floor is like a “mini-trampoline made of firm muscle,Just like a trampoline gymnasts would use, the pelvic floor is flexible and can move up and down with the forces it receives from walking , running and daily activities.

According to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, about 8 to 9 percent of blunt trauma includes pelvic injury, Gillogley says. “These accidents include falls, motor vehicle crashes, bicycle accidents, and pedestrians being struck by moving vehicles. With these serious injuries, pelvic bones can fracture or dislocate and sometimes bladder injury even occurs.

How to take care of the Hips?

For prevention of pain and injury keep them MOBILE AND STRONG !

See these exercises on a video from Adarsh Williams