Managing Hip Pain
The hip joint endures a great deal of wear and tear throughout everyday activity. In fact, the hip joint is the largest ball and socket joint. Whenever you use your hip, you are working a complex combination of healthy tissue, tendons, and muscles to move cohesively. Over time, hip pain can develop as joints wear down from an injury or simply from aging.
A hip injury or degeneration can also cause discomfort in other parts of the body. For example, your thigh, groin, back, or buttocks may become stiff or sore due to your hips not functioning correctly. In addition, pain from another part of the body like the back or groin can radiate to the hip. Discomfort can get worse with activity and lead to reduced range of motion.
Causes of Hip Pain and Conditions
There are many causes of hip pain. While some hip pain is temporary, often times it is chronic. The causes of hip pain generally stem from:
- Arthritis (joint degeneration)
- Hip injuries, including fractures
- Tendinitis or bursitis
- Muscle or Tendon Strain
If you experience limping, joint pain, groin pain, loss of motion, swelling, or tenderness, Beacon Orthopaedics can help you determine the cause, manage the symptoms, and fix the underlying problem.
Arthritis causes inflammation of tissue protecting the hip joint and damages the cartilage that cushions it. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common forms of arthritis and appear more frequently in older adults. Often, the pain will gradually worsen and those with arthritis will experience stiffness and reduced range of motion.
Hip Injuries, Including Fractures
Acute injuries can have long term consequences. Damage caused by repetitive impact, such as jumping or running, can often result in loss of cartilage or reduced range of motion years later.
If you have the unfortunate injury of a hip fracture, rehabilitation may be required to help you return to normal functionality. With age, bones tend to weaken as they lose mass and become brittle.
Bursitis and Tendinitis
Bursae are sacks of liquid that ease the friction between tissues, bones, muscles, and tendons. If bursae become overworked due to repetitive activities, they can inflame and cause joint pain.Tendons are tissues that attach bones to muscles. When tendons undergo repeated stress or overuse, patients may experience inflammation or irritation of their tendons.
Muscle or Tendon Strain
Repeated activities can put a strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support your hips. When muscles and tendons become inflamed due to overuse they can:
Cause pain in the hips and other parts of the body
Prevent the hips from working normally
Limit one’s mobility
Treatment Options for Hip Pain
Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine specialists will help you determine the precise point of your pain and find a personalized treatment plan to help you return to the activities you love. The expert physicians at Beacon Orthopaedics offer a wide range of treatment options, including physical therapy, orthobiologics, arthroscopic procedures, and total joint replacements.
From the process of diagnosis to recovery, Beacon Orthopaedics will work with you to understand your health, develop a personalized treatment plan, and monitor your progress on your way to recovery.
Schedule an appointment with a specialist who will work with you to diagnose and start treating your hip needs. Our experts will work with you to recommend effective and lasting solutions to treat your pain.
After setting up an initial appointment a hip expert will perform a physical examination and a comprehensive review of your medical history. This will help determine the best treatment options and build a customized plan uniquely for you.Book an Appointment
With locations all across the tri-state area, in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio there is always an orthopaedic expert at the ready to diagnose and treat you. Beacon Orthopaedics has locations in Miamisburg, OH (South Dayton), Wilmington, OH, Lawrenceburg, IN, Batesville, IN, Erlanger, KY, Cincinnati, OH (Beacon West and Beacon East), and Sharonville, OH (Summit Woods).
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