Have you been experiencing hip pain that is not easily controlled with exercise and over-the-counter medications? There are a lot of different potential causes for hip pain, and most of them have several treatment options. Here are some of the most common conditions that cause hip pain and what you can do about them.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae. Bursae are small pockets of fluid that exist between tissues such as bones, muscles, and tendons. When these pockets of fluid become inflamed, they can cause severe pain and discomfort, and they may make it difficult to move easily. Bursitis is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.
The tendons in your hip are what attach the bone to the muscle so that the joint can function normally and give you flexibility in movement. Tendonitis is when these tendons become inflamed or irritated. It is usually caused by overuse of the joint. Tendonitis is usually treated with exercise, ice, rest, and potentially physical therapy.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common conditions that cause hip pain. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of the joint wears away, allowing the bones to rub together. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks the cartilage of the joints. Both types of arthritis can be difficult to treat. And in some cases, surgery may be required.
If you are experiencing hip pain, it is important to have it properly diagnosed and treated before it affects your mobility and lifestyle. Contact us today for more information about our hip pain treatment options and surgical expertise or to schedule an initial appointment.