Hip pain can be debilitating affecting most daily motions. Patients can suffer a fracture, trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip syndrome, ITB syndrome, impingement, or muscle strains to name a few potential acute or chronic causes of hip pain. Any resulting limp can cause back or other lower leg problems since any gait alterations can effect other areas. It is important to identify the source of hip pain and then formulate an individualized non-surgical treatment plan when deemed appropriate. After a fall or hip pain becomes an issue, seeing a sports medicine specialist will get you back on the slopes, trails, or courts as quickly as possible.