Hip pain can cause discomfort and limit your movement. Repetitive actions or certain health conditions can lead to hip pain, but worry not; treatment options are available. If you have hip pain, Dr. Vinay Chopra can administer treatment depending on your condition and its symptoms.
Causes of hip pain
Repetitive strain, health conditions, or injuries can cause hip pain. Although it might be common in older people, others can get hip pain, especially those who engage in contact sports or other repetitive athletic games. The following are common causes of hip pain.
While hip fractures are common in older adults because they are weak, they can also happen following a traumatic event like a car accident. Older people might experience hip fractures after a fall.
The labrum is made of cartilage and helps to align your thigh bone to your hips. It also provides cushioning in your hip joint. Although they are most common in your shoulder joint, labral tears are caused by repetitive strain or traumatic injury.
Tendons are structures that attach your muscles to your bones. When they become inflamed due to repetitive strain, you get tendinitis.
Your joints have sacs filled with liquids to provide a cushion between your muscles, bones, and tendons and prevent them from rubbing against each other. When these sacs of fluid get inflamed, you have bursitis or joint inflammation.
Osteoarthritis is common in older people, and the pain occurs due to the wear of the cartilage between bones leading to the bones grinding against one another. The inflammation of the joint is painful and reduces your movement.
Your treatment will depend on the cause of the hip pain. After an accurate diagnosis, your doctor might recommend medication, rest, or physical therapy, where appropriate. The following are common treatments for hip pain:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Lipogems: adipose/fat therapy
- Bone marrow aspirate concentrate
- Tenjet tenotomy
Measures you can take to reduce your chances of hip pain
Although you cannot diseases like arthritis, you can practice healthy habits to limit your chances of getting hip pain. If the condition runs in your family, you must incorporate healthy habits, including diet and exercise, into your daily routine.
Use the following tips to help you prevent hip pain:
- Practice proper sitting posture. Hunching over or slouching can lead to a lot of pressure on your hips, but if you sit with a neutral posture, you are unlikely to get hip pain.
- Eat a healthy balanced diet. Ensure your immunity is strong by consuming unprocessed foods full of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Processed foods lead to inflammation, which can exacerbate osteoarthritis.
- Stretch before and after your workout. If you don’t stretch, you might have a sprain or strain, leaving you immobile for several days.
If you have hip pain that limits your mobility, visit Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine for treatment. Your specialists can offer personalized, exceptional treatment after carefully evaluating your condition. Call or book an appointment online and improve your mobility.