As the name suggests, Hip Pain refers to pain felt in or around the hip joint. There are many causes of Hip Pain and Hip Pain isn’t always felt in the hip, but it can be felt in the groin or thigh. The common symptoms of Hip Pain are swelling in and around the hip, tenderness, soreness or redness around the hip area.
HOW IS HIP PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Orthopedicians may conduct a thorough examination of the hip joint and evaluate your symptoms. During physical examination, the doctor may ask you to move your leg, sit, stand and walk for examining the movement in hip joint. If he suspects a fracture or a sprain or a tendon/ligament tear causing the pain, he or she may order for an X-ray.
HOW IS HIP PAIN TREATED?
The treatment of hip pain depends on the cause. For exercise-related pain, rest is usually enough to allow the hip to heal. Hip fractures, malformation of the hip and some injuries may require surgical intervention to repair or replace the hip. Exercising the hip joint with low-impact exercises, stretching and resistance training can reduce pain and improve joint mobility.
DID YOU KNOW?
Besides medication, any form of Hip Pain can get better if the patient exercises properly to keep the hip joint mobile.