Hip Pain

Many Americans experience hip pain on a regular basis. When you have hip pain, your ability to move and engage in physical activity is severely limited, and activities you once enjoyed might now seem too strenuous. However, if you are experiencing hip pain, there are many treatments that may help alleviate the pain and put you back on the playing field.

What Causes Hip Pain

Hip pain can occur in people of all ages, however, it is significantly more common in the elderly population. Oftentimes, this is because the structures in your hips, the cartilage and other tissue around the joint, start to become inflamed and damaged. There are also other reasons why you might be experiencing hip pain. These include:

  • Childhood hip problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Injury
  • Muscle strains

The best way to find out what is causing your hip pain is to talk to an orthopedic hip specialist. At Orthopedic Specialty Group, there are many doctors who have specialized training focusing on diagnosing and treatmenting hip pain.

Preventing Hip Pain

Predicting hip pain is nearly impossible, however, there are several things you cn do to help reduce your risk. Start by making sure you stretch your hips before and after exercise or strenuious activity. This can help lower the stress that your hips are under during physical activity.

If you are an athlete and your hips are under frequent stress, you might want to talk to your doctor or orthopedic specialist about the best ways to promote hip health.

Hip pain can be debilitating. If you are struggling to walk or are constantly uncomfortable, make an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialist as soon as possible. Your hip pain can be more easily treated before it intensifies.

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