Causes of Hip Pain
Hip Pain: Osteoarthritis can be a prominent cause of hip pain. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear on the joint. This is typically an issue experienced by elderly and older adults that have had remodeling of the joint. Typically there is a significant amount of force applied to the hip joint at any given moment in time. That is because a majority of the body is being supported at the joint. With time there is an accumulation of microfractures with subsequent remodeling that can distort the joint. This can create sore spots due to bone on bone friction. Your bones are highly innervated by nerves and to have any friction between two highly innervated organs can cause severe pain. If you have osteoarthritis you can typically take ibuprofen as well as Tylenol in order to stave off the pain. Physical therapy is also a perfect option in patients that need alleviation of hip pain. If you are having hip pain today call us at our hotline.
Hip Fractures: If you are having hip pains there could be an issue with your bones at a structural level. It is very hard to distinguish a hip fracture from hip arthritis. If you have fallen or experienced trauma recently there is a chance that your hip pain could be due to that issue. Typically hip fractures happen in a population that is older and more fragile. There could also be an inherent issue called vitamin D deficiency that could predispose you to bone fractures in general as well as hip fractures in general. If you are experiencing hip pain it could be due to a fracture. Call us at our toll free hotline now. For further questions call 1 919-759-5430.
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Back Pain: Some times back pain can be referred to the hip. This can often be hard to distinguish from a hip fracture or hip arthritis. The nerves that supply the hips can be affected by such processes as nerve impingement or pinching. Spinal stenosis characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal can pinch the nerve and cause symptoms of hip pain as well. This pain is an electrical pain that can radiate from the back to the hip in a one sided fashion. The best way to control this pain is with NSAIDS such as Tylenol and ibuprofen. If the pain is accompanied by neurological symptoms such as numbness, weakness, and tingling then you may need further evaluation with an MRI. If you are experiencing hip pain then contact us at our toll free number.
Avascular Necrosis of the Hip: This disease is a metabolic based disease that can be brought on by steroid use. It is characterized by severe hip pain and trouble walking. It is important to get evaluated for hip pain if you are taking steroids as this issue may need surgical correction if ignored for too long. This disease is a result of break down at the joint and a decrease in blood supply and nutrients to the area.
Hip Malignancy: If you have hip pain and a history of cancer in yourself or in you family then there is a chance that you could have hip pain due to occult malignancy or cancer. For further questions call 1 919-759-5430.