Hip pain can strike at any age, limiting your ability to move and take care of daily life. Don’t wait long to seek advanced care at Alliance Spine & Pain. The providers offer personalized treatments that target the root cause of the problem, ease your hip pain, and help you get you back into action. If you need help, call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.
A few of the most common causes of hip pain include:
Years of movement in the hip joint wear down the cartilage protecting the bones and providing smooth movement. As a result, the bones grate against one another, bone spurs and inflammation develop, and you end up with painful, stiff joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis begins when your immune system attacks the tissues lining the hip joint. That causes severe, chronic inflammation that gradually erodes the bones.
Many people develop overuse injuries in their hip joints when repetitive movements damage the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. You may also suffer a hip fracture or dislocation or damage the cartilage surrounding the joint (a labral tear).
Small fluid-filled sacs (bursa) create a cushion between soft tissues and bones. You have bursitis when the sacs become inflamed.
Tendinitis (inflamed tendons) most often occurs in the tendons that pull your upper leg and knee toward your body. This hip problem frequently occurs in people who enjoy sports like cycling and running.
The sacroiliac joints connect the base of your spine to each hip. Most joints facilitate movement. By comparison, the sacroiliac joints are designed to limit movement and absorb shock. Hip pain occurs if either joint moves too much or too little.
The conditions causing hip pain usually lead to other symptoms. You may experience:
You may also notice that your pain increases when you’re active or lying on the affected side.
A hip fracture needs immediate surgery. And if you have advanced arthritis with substantial joint damage, you may need a hip replacement.
Otherwise, your initial treatment may include using an assistive device (like a walker or cane), taking medications, and participating in physical therapy.
If your pain remains, Alliance Spine & Pain recommends interventional and regenerative medicine options, such as:
If you struggle with hip pain, don’t wait to get relief at Alliance Spine & Pain. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.