Hip Pain Symptoms and Treatment

Hip Pain Causes

There are many reasons that people of all ages may experience hip pain. If you’ve been experiencing hip pain you may wonder just what’s causing it. Many factors from arthritis to fractures may cause soreness around the groin, pelvis, or the hip joint specifically. You may also be experiencing muscle strains or sprains from overexertion or a recent return to exercise. Another disease called Avascular Necrosis may also cause hip pain as tissue decays and dies in the hip due to poor circulation. This may eventually cause joint collapse as well.

It’s always important to see your doctor if you’re experiencing hip pain or soreness. Many hip disorders may need immediate treatment such as hip dislocations or fractures. This early treatment will prevent future complications and reduced mobility down the road. Hip pain symptoms and treatment actually amount to many of the primary care visits during the year worldwide.

Hip Pain Symptoms

Hip Pain

Hip pain may prevent in a variety of ways to the suffering patient. Soreness may be a milder form of hip pain from overexertion or straining of the muscle around the joint. Stiffness may accompany this soreness and patients may notice a decrease in mobility. This may be especially true at rest or very early in the morning when the patient starts their day.

Sharp pain or extreme pain usually accompanies more severe injuries. Hip fractures and dislocations are extremely pain and will often require pain medication for a time to help the patient cope with this pain. However, medication will most likely not be the main source of treatment in most pain management plans. Your doctor will be able to help you develop the best plan for your hip pain symptoms and treatment.

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain symptoms and treatment can be managed in many different ways to help the patient regain their quality of life or mobility. Pain medications may provide temporary relief of the pain that you are experiencing. Medications may also be useful after surgery as well.

Surgery may be necessary to relieve pain as well in fractures or dislocations. In managing hip pain it is always important to keep the joint moving. For this reason physical therapy may be recommended to strengthen the hip joint and to keep the joint moving to prevent locking. In fact the most important way to manage hip pain except in extreme injury is to keep the joint moving and prevent stiffness.

Hip Pain Outcomes

Many patients in recent years have been able to nearly eliminate their hip pain through new technology and hip replacements. Other patients have found great relief through therapy and regular gentle exercise. Some patients do use pain medications for hip pain symptoms and treatment for a short time as well and after surgery.

If you’ve been experiencing hip pain there is no reason to suffer in silence or to avoid enjoyable activities because of hip pain or stiffness and lack of mobility. Your doctor will be able to help you explore the causes of your hip pain through a thorough physical exam and imaging technologies such as x-rays or MRIs. If you’ve been suffering with hip pain see your doctor today to get started on the road to relief and better mobility.

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  1. robert fowler says:

    My symptoms are identical to those of R. Schlichting above. We are the same age. I am a male. The right foot has been numb for several months. The tight hip just started getting sharp pains in the right buttock area. It is very difficult to walk. This sharp hip pain happened with no warning, no accident and no identifiable reason. What do I do?

  2. Hi I have osteoarthritus in back, hips, neck, fingers, knees (had tkr and other knee having steroid injections. I had a fall from some steps in kitchen about 5 weeks ago, hitting my right thigh on worksurfaces throwing me onto my left side landing on floor on left thigh, elbow and buttock bone, very badly bruised. Went to GP checked painkillers. Since the fall I have lot of pain comes in “waves” in my hip down my leg seems to be at front of thigh to my knee, sleeping i get pain waking me.very stiff in hip less mobile stairs very painful to climb. Also left knee replacement has become painful more than before, i get a lot of cramp in left foot. So with osteoarthritus in hips and knees I am in pain and finding it hard to stand after sitting for half hour or so, what has happened… I visited my Gp other day to say how it’s affected my mobility and he said he thinks because of the fall the hip bone and buttock bone are nay be mis-aligned and trapping nerves?? Told me painkillers not working, physio takes so long to get appointment so suggested Chiropractor although he cannot refer me on NHS? I AM IN PAIN AND CANNOT AFFORD PRIVATE CHIROPRACTOR! Help..

  3. Hip pain – I have only one good suggestion: there are pressure points or trigger points or whatever you want to call them. Try having someone put there elbow on the side of your hips….You will know when they hit the right spot as you will feel a sharp pain & it will allow you to feel your hip joint. Take as much as you can & you will be shocked at the relief it can bring. I hope this helps someone out there…Now if I could find a cure that would be awesome….PS the best is when they touch down & lift and find another spot close by…It’s on the side approx. mid way up.

  4. willie nero says:

    I hurt in my lower back. Around my pelvic bone right grown area do you thank this is my right hip sitting down stooping standing still hurt.

  5. I was pushed by a scooter on the road and I fell on my right side injuring my hip. The pain was severe but subsided after about 3 months.There is still a pain and I cant walk normally though I can climb stairs. Do please help

  6. R.Schlichting says:

    I have a problem with my right hipand leg plus my foot gets numb. I been in treatment for the last five years and nobody can help me. My biggest problem is when I am standing I get horrible pain in my right hip and and leg. My toes get very numb. Once I get to sit down again, it slowly eases off. Radio frequency neurotomydid help a bit,but can’t be repeated again. My doctor thinks it is the sciatic. can I get the right help, I am so tired of being in pain all the time.i had an Mri done and Exrays. I need help please. I also had nerve block done and epidural steroid plusfacet injections done. I need help I am. A 75 year old female who likes to be very active. I am also very flexible. I do my exercise religiously. Please give me some idea what my chances are to lead a better live without pain. Yours truly. Rosemarie Schlichting..

  7. Rose Henderson says:

    I used to get a lot of hip pain when I worked at Disneyland. I was a character performer so I would have to pop my foot out for pictures all the time. I think I always popped out the same foot though and it would put strain on my hip. A couple months after I left that job the hip pain didn’t come back so I thought I was fine. However, last week I felt the same pain again. Do you think I should go get it checked?

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