What can cause my hip to pain?
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation of the hip joint and the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions your hip bones. The pain gradually gets worse. People with arthritis also feel stiffness and have reduced range of motion in the hip. Learn more about hip osteoarthritis.
With age, the bones can become weak and brittle. Weakened bones are more likely to break during a fall. Learn more about hip fracture symptoms.
Bursae are sacs of liquid found between tissues such as bone, muscles, and tendons. They ease the friction from these tissues rubbing together. When bursae get inflamed, they can cause pain. Inflammation of bursae is usually due to repetitive activities that overwork or irritate the hip joint. Learn more about bursitis of the hip.
Tendons are the thick bands of tissue that attach bones to muscles. Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendons. It's usually caused by repetitive stress from overuse. Learn more about tendinitis symptoms.
Muscle or tendon strain
Repeated activities can put strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the hips. When they become inflamed due to overuse, they can cause pain and prevent the hip from working normally. Learn about the best stretches for tight hip muscles.
Symptoms of hip pain
Depending on the condition that's causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:
Inside of the hip joint
Outside of the hip joint
What can I do to prevent hip pain?
Exercising the hip joint with low-impact exercises, stretching, and resistance training can reduce pain and improve joint mobility. For example, swimming is a good non-impact exercise for arthritis. Physical therapy can also help increase your range of motion.
Our treatment options for hip pain are:
Pre and post injury rehabilitation and core strengthening
Physical massage therapy
To strengthen core muscle groups that support the low back, improve mobility and flexibility, and promote proper positioning and posture.
Is a non invasive system which is externally applied, and uses patented long wave radio frequencies to create intense tissue stimulation. It helps to reduce back pain and speed up recovery.
Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling
Is moderately effective for muscular pain. It involves inserting thin needles into precise points throughout the body, which may cause the body to release naturally occurring painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine.
A cortisone steroid solution is injected into the knee joint
Our Specialist Orthopeadic consultants are at hand to give advice and treat if all other treatments has fail