What Causes Tightness in Your Hips?

Dr. John Knight, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Specialist at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists, discusses what causes you to feel tightness in your hips.

Question: What causes tightness in your hips?

Answer: Tight hips may be the result of poor muscle contraction, over aggressive workouts, and poor stretching techniques, but it may also be a sign of more significant structural problems. Over the years, we have recognized that irregular shapes of the bones in the hip joint may cause stiffness, tearing of the soft tissues and eventually arthritis.

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