Sports medicine involves treating athletic injuries and fully rehabilitating your body so you can get back into the game. Though competitive athletes have a higher risk of suffering a sports injury, anyone who’s active can end up with an injury.
Many people get in the habit of pushing through their pain, but that’s a bad idea when you have shoulder pain. If you keep using a damaged shoulder, you’re setting yourself up for chronic joint instability.
Between accidents, sports injuries, arthritis, and developmental problems, hip pain can occur at any age. But your risk is highest if you’re an adult who plays sports because 30-40% of the people in this group struggle with chronic hip pain.