Because the hips feature large bones, many people don’t think of them when it comes to orthopedics. The knees, shoulders, and even the ankles can seem more destined for overuse and damage.

Ah, but your hips will let you know when they’re not happy. And Dr. Dini can figure out what’s happening and perform whatever is necessary to get you back to doing the things you love, but doing them without hip pain.


The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that joins the ball of the thigh bone (femur) to the socket of your pelvis. Inside the hip joint is a cartilage lining that cushions impacts between the femur and the hip socket. But those impacts can be pretty intense in the hips, and they can be very repetitive. That’s why dancers, gymnasts, and other athletes that participate in sports with impact (think mogul skiers at Mammoth!) often have damage to their hip cartilage, no to mention strains, bursitis, and the effects of osteoarthritis.


These are some common hip problems that Dr. Dini sees.

Having pain in your hips? Maybe it’s time to see Dr. Dini. Call us at our Los Angeles, (323) 525-0101, or Encino, (818) 784-1020, offices to make your appointment.

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