Hip Pain and Injuries
Hip pain can make it hard to walk, climb up and down stairs, squat, or sleep on the side that hurts. A clicking or snapping feeling or sound around your hip joint may bother you.
Hip pain may develop from injury, overuse or bone changes. At times, a person who has a hip pain may feels pain in the knee or thigh instead of the hip. The type of hip pain you have may help your doctor determine the cause of your pain.
- Pain when resting does not increase with motion or standing.
- Pain with movement increases when you move the hip or leg but does not increase when you stand or bear weight.
- Pain with weight-bearing increases when you stand or walk and may cause you to limp. If you are unable to weight bear, it is likely to mean a serious bone or joint problem that requires medical attention.
Common Hip Pain Conditions
- HIP FRACTURE – A break or crack in your hip joint due to an accident or fall.
- HIP DYSPLASIA – A condition, affecting the children, in which the hip joint doesn’t develop properly.
- HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS – Pain that is worse in the morning and improves during the day.
- ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME – Snapping pain on the outside of the hip and sometimes the knee.
- TROCHANTERIC BUSITIS – Pain may be a sign of inflammation of the large sac that separates the hipbones from the muscles and tendons of the thighs and buttocks.
- AVASCULAR NECROSIS – Pain and stiffening in the hip may be caused by lack of blood flow to the hip joint
Treatments to the hip pain depends on the severity of the hip pain.
- Cortisone Injection
- Viscosupplementation Injection
- Surgery for severe hip cases
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Hip Replacement