Is hip pain significantly impacting your everyday life by causing discomfort and limiting your mobility throughout the day? The healthcare professionals at Burghealth Physical Medicine can relieve you of this pain and completely restore hip function with a wide range of advanced care solutions and responsible pain management™. Don’t suffer through the pain! Learn how we can help.
The Hard-Working Hip Joint
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that supports the full weight of your body and allows for a wide range of motion – both of which make it extremely susceptible to pain and discomfort. The location of your pain – whether the front, back, or side of your hip – can help us determine the root cause of the issue as will the type of pain you are experiencing.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Hip pain symptoms vary from mild to severe and tend to worsen with excessive activity or long periods of inactivity. The most common symptoms include:
- Sharp or throbbing pain
- Popping, clicking, or snapping of the hip joint
- Limited range of motion
- Intensified pain at night
- Difficulty lying down or changing positions
- Stiffness of the hip joint in the morning
Causes of Hip Pain
Understanding the underlying cause of hip pain, whether it be from an accident, injury, or chronic condition, is crucial for determining the appropriate course of treatment and pain management strategies. For this reason, the first step to healing at our St. Petersburg, FL advanced care center is a consultation with one of our experienced healthcare professionals and a comprehensive examination. The most common causes of hip pain include:
Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common conditions that cause inflammation and degeneration of the hip joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
Bursitis: The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions the hip joint. When it becomes inflamed, a sharp, localized pain can occur especially when pressure is applied to the hip.
Tendinitis: Overuse or an injury, such as a strain or tear, can result in inflammation of the tendons that surround the hip joint. This can cause significant pain and reduced mobility.
Muscle Strains: When the muscles that surround the hip overstretch or tear, it can result in pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.
Fractures: Hip fractures are a common injury after a fall, accident, or weakened bone due to osteoporosis.
Hip Labral Tear: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the hip socket. Tears in this area are common due to injury or natural wear and tear.
Poor Biomechanics: Sitting with your legs crossed for extended periods of time can lead to wear and tear as well as limited range of motion.
Treatments for Hip Pain
At Burghealth Physical Medicine, we will create a customized treatment plan and pain management strategy that caters to your specific needs. Our goal is to fully restore hip function and relieve you of pain using the most advanced techniques and devices available.