Hip Pain

The Hip Joint

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the pelvis. It is a synovial joint, which means it is surrounded by a joint capsule filled with synovial fluid that helps lubricate and reduce friction within the joint.

The hip joint allows for a wide range of movements, including flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation. It plays a crucial role in weight-bearing and is involved in various activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

Because of its structure and function, the hip joint is prone to various conditions that can cause pain and dysfunction, as mentioned in the previous response.  At OrthoCare Innovations Center, you will obtain a proper diagnosis and treatment for your hip-related issues.

Common causes of hip pain

Hip pain can have various causes, and it’s important to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Here are some common causes of hip pain:

  1. Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time. It commonly affects the hip joint, leading to pain and stiffness.

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that can cause inflammation in the synovium (lining of the joint), leading to hip pain and joint damage.

  3. Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and reduce friction between bones and soft tissues. Trochanteric bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis are types that can cause hip pain.

  4. Tendinitis: Inflammation of tendons, which are the thick cords that attach muscles to bones. Hip tendinitis often involves the tendons surrounding the hip joint, such as the iliotibial (IT) band or the tendons of the hip flexors.

  5. Muscle Strains: Overuse or injury to the muscles supporting the hip can result in strains. This can happen with activities like running, jumping, or sudden twisting movements.

  6. Hip Labral Tear: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the hip socket. Tears or damage to the labrum can cause pain and may be associated with conditions like femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

  7. Hip Fracture: A break in the bone, often due to trauma or weakened bones (osteoporosis). Hip fractures are more common in older adults.

  8. Hip Dysplasia: A condition where the hip joint doesn’t develop properly, leading to instability and increased wear and tear.

  9. Snapping Hip Syndrome: This can occur when a muscle, tendon, or ligament moves over a bony structure in the hip, causing a snapping sensation and sometimes pain.

  10. Inguinal Hernia: A hernia in the groin area can cause pain that may be felt in the hip.

  11. Infections: Infections in the hip joint or surrounding tissues can lead to pain and inflammation.

  12. Nerve-related issues: Conditions like sciatica or compression of nerves around the hip can cause pain radiating into the hip region.

Common Causes of hip pain

Hip pain can have various causes, and it’s important to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Here are some common causes of hip pain:

  1. Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time. It commonly affects the hip joint, leading to pain and stiffness.

  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that can cause inflammation in the synovium (lining of the joint), leading to hip pain and joint damage.

  3. Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and reduce friction between bones and soft tissues. Trochanteric bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis are types that can cause hip pain.

  4. Tendinitis: Inflammation of tendons, which are the thick cords that attach muscles to bones. Hip tendinitis often involves the tendons surrounding the hip joint, such as the iliotibial (IT) band or the tendons of the hip flexors.

  5. Muscle Strains: Overuse or injury to the muscles supporting the hip can result in strains. This can happen with activities like running, jumping, or sudden twisting movements.

  6. Hip Labral Tear: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the hip socket. Tears or damage to the labrum can cause pain and may be associated with conditions like femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).

  7. Hip Fracture: A break in the bone, often due to trauma or weakened bones (osteoporosis). Hip fractures are more common in older adults.

  8. Hip Dysplasia: A condition where the hip joint doesn’t develop properly, leading to instability and increased wear and tear.

  9. Snapping Hip Syndrome: This can occur when a muscle, tendon, or ligament moves over a bony structure in the hip, causing a snapping sensation and sometimes pain.

  10. Inguinal Hernia: A hernia in the groin area can cause pain that may be felt in the hip.

  11. Infections: Infections in the hip joint or surrounding tissues can lead to pain and inflammation.

  12. Nerve-related issues: Conditions like sciatica or compression of nerves around the hip can cause pain radiating into the hip region.

Hip conditions

We diagnose all hip conditions.  Commonly treated conditions include:

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Each individual and case is different.  Hip pain may be due to low back problems, or there may be a combination of a low back and hip condition that is cause pain and/or symptoms.  At OrthoCare Innovations Center, we make sure to get an accurate diagnosis and then formulate a tailored a specific treatment option.

There are exercises, holistic options, topical and oral therapies that can frequently help hip pain.  In addition, regenerative therapies and injections are available, which includes but is not limited to: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cells, and/or prolo-therapy.  Tired of dealing with hip pain?  Schedule a consultation at OrthoCare Innovations Center and live the life you were meant to live.

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