Hip Pain

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Overview

Hip pain affects many people and can have a variety of causes. Diagnosis from a medical professional that specializes in this particular type of pain is important. Often the exact locality of hip pain is an indication of the underlying cause. When considering treatment options for hip pain, it can be valuable to consider where and when the pain started and make note of activities that worsen pain.

Hip Pain Causes

  • Arthritis including Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic, Rheumatoid, Septic et. al.
  • Repetitive Injury or Traumatic Injury
  • Overuse
  • Dislocation, fracture, tear, strain, sprain or hernia
  • Tendinitis, Bursitis or Bursa
  • Infection or Inflammation of bones or joints
  • Impingement
  • Contusions
  • Spinal Nerve Condition
  • Herniated disk
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Other Bone Conditions
  • Gynecological Issues
  • Obesity or Nutritional Deficit

Hip Pain Diagnosis

Diagnosis of hip pain requires a physical examination by a qualified medical professional. Diagnosis of hip pain usually involves additional testing that can sometimes be initiated during the initial physical examination. Some of the other tests might include X-ray, MRI or CT Imaging and blood tests.

Hip Pain Symptoms

Often times pain caused by the hip can be felt throughout the upper thigh, groin, buttocks, lower back and related connective tissues.

  • Loss of Mobility
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutritional Counseling

Treatments for Hip Pain

Treatment of hip pain is largely dependent on what the other contributing factors of pain are. Some of the most common treatments for hip pain are listed below, however they may not all be implemented into your specific treatment program. Before you attempt to utilize any of these treatments please consult with your physician.

  • Exercise
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Pharmacological Intervention
  • Ice or heat Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Mechanical Support Apparatus
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Manual Manipulation

In severe cases, hip pain could require surgical intervention as a last resort. So, be sure to call us at the first signs of hip pain, before the problem worsens.


 

Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.