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What Causes Hip Pain?

While the pain in your hip may be commonly occurring, the potential causes are varied, so there’s no one-size-fits-all way to treat it. You may feel pain in one or both hips if you have a problem with your joints, spine, or buttocks. Hip pain may also be the result of problems with your muscles, tendons, or ligaments.

Oftentimes hip pain may be a symptom of an underlying disease or health condition that affects your lower back, but you feel the pain in your hips instead. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures or sprains
  • Sciatica
  • IT band syndrome
  • Muscle strains
  • Hematoma
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation

Arthritis

Arthritis causes a reduction in cartilage (which increased the friction) between the joints. When cartilage becomes damaged or worn down, the affected joint usually becomes inflamed and restricts motion, causing pain. Osteoarthritis gradually develops as we age, whereas Rheumatoid Arthritis often has system-wide symptoms and a genetic relationship.

Bursitis

Bursae are fluid-filled cavities that reduce friction and assist in joint movement. Chronic overuse, trauma, infection, or arthritis may cause inflammation, joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Symptoms usually improve with conservative treatment.

Endometriosis

Disorder when the cells lining the uterus grow in other areas of the body, leading to diffuse pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. The cause of the migration is unknown, but there may be a genetic component involved. Symptoms may include: painful periods, pain in the lower abdomen before and during menstruation, mild to severe cramps, & pelvic, abdominal, low back, or leg pain.

Interstitial Cystitis

Pain associated with chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. The cause of inflammation is unknown and is often misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection. Symptoms include diffuse pelvic pain, urinary discomfort, frequency, and urgency.

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain, aches, spasms, or tightness may result from damage to the muscles or nearby soft tissue. Pain may be perceived at a location other than the original stimulus (referred pain).

Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation

These joints make up the rear part of the pelvic region, located between the sacrum (vertebra S1-S5) and the ilia (hip bones), that facilitate twisting motions when we move our legs. If inflamed, pain might be through throughout the pelvic and lower back.

Visceral Pain (Organ Pain)

Referred pain from when the internal organs are damaged. Not all organs produce painful stimulus, however, minor lesions in the hollow organs (stomach, bladder, or ureters) can produce severe pain. Symptoms will often be pain in the abdomen, pelvic, or lower back region, and may be hard to describe the precise location.

What are the Symptoms of Hip Pain?

You may experience pain on the outside or inside of your hip, depending on the underlying cause. Common symptoms of temporary or chronic hip pain include:

  • Loss of motion in your hip
  • Swelling or tenderness in the area
  • Difficulty sleeping or sitting
  • Pain in your groin, buttocks, or legs
  • Limping
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain that is worse after prolonged or repetitive activities
  • Radiating pain
  • Warmth over the hip area

How is Hip Pain Treated?

To treat your hip pain effectively, the doctors at Memorial Pain conduct a comprehensive health exam to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain so they can create an individualized treatment plan. They specialize in interventional procedures meant to reduce your pain and help improve the quality of your life through pain management and rehabilitation.

In mild cases, ice and anti-inflammatory medications may help. In more severe or chronic conditions, steroid injections in which your doctor injects medication directly into your hip joint may effectively help manage the pain. Often, controlling inflammation in your hip joint is one of the keys to relieving pain, and steroid injections can do that.

Other interventional treatments for your hip pain may include:

  • Fluoroscopic Guided Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Many times, it isn’t just one treatment that relieves your hip pain, but a combination of therapies. The doctors at Florida Pain Medicine find the best set of solutions to effectively manage your hip pain and treat both the underlying causes as well as your symptoms.

Learn more about the comprehensive treatment options by calling or scheduling an appointment online today.

How Can You Learn More?

Memorial Pain Clinic is here to help you achieve a better quality of life. Let us help you take control of your pain today! Please contact us to schedule your visit and ask any questions you have.

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