The hip joint is a ball and socket joint supported by a capsule, ligaments and very large muscles. hip pain can be debilitating making it difficult to walk, run and jump. When the hip joint loses its stability from its supporting structures from small, micro-injuries, damage to the joint can occur.
Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain
SYMPTOMS OF HIP PAIN
There are many causes of hip pain and this pain can occur anywhere around the joint. Pain can occur on the inside or outside of the hip and it can extend to the thigh, groin and buttocks. Where the pain is situated usually depends on the underlying cause.
-Groin or buttock pain, which may radiate down the leg
-Pain and discomfort on the outside of the hip with pressure
-Giving way or a painful limp
-Stiffness and limited range of motion
-A popping noise or locking sensation
-Pain that gets worse with activity
DIAGNOSING YOUR HIP PAIN
A variety of conditions, injuries and diseases can cause chronic hip pain. A few of the most common ones we see among :
1. Tendinitis – there are many tendons from the buttock and upper thigh that attach around the hip joint
6.Sprains and Strains of the ligaments and muscles around the hip joint
Our first step is to determine what’s causing your hip pain. Hip pain is often complex and frequently involves the lower back and surrounding ligaments, tendons and muscles. It can also occur from asymmetry involving the lower extremity joints such as feet, ankles and knees. We no know that joint dysfunction occurs due to joint instability, which puts strain and pressure on the surrounding structures of a joint. It is no different for the hip joint. We use our advanced skills in musculoskeletal ultrasound to visualise statically and dynamically potential causes of your hip pain.
TREATING YOUR HIP PAIN
The treatment that best suits each patient depends on the nature of the problem. We specialise in using regenerative medicine techniques to treat your hip pain, including:
Prolotherapy treatments involve injecting a solution containing sugar or ozone to boost your body’s healing responses and create new, healthy tissues.
PRP therapy uses powerful cells harvested from the patient’s body to stimulate new cell growth and optimise the repair of damaged tissues.
Ultrasound-guided Injections of Corticosteroid can result in good symptomatic relief in many cases while getting the rehabilitation program with your physical therapist, is another viable option.
Our focus is utilising our treatments and rehabilitation programs towards healing the root cause of your injury or condition without the need for surgery. We don’t believe in a quick fix, one-size fits all approach. Instead, we treat all the structures involved in your condition and enjoy working with our patients to achieve the best outcomes to help them return to normal function and a healthier lifestyle as quickly as possible.
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