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Symptoms and Causes of Hip Pain

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

The hip joint has an essential role in the body since it involves movement and activities such as changing directions and sitting. Many are unclear about the precise location of the hip joint, mistaking it for the pelvis.

Because the hip is a joint, it's susceptible to a variety of disorders that may cause pain and suffering that may necessitate joint replacement to regain some mobility when substantial degeneration has occurred.

A visit to the chiropractor may solve some health-related issues causing hip pain. Some suggestions from the chiropractor to relieve hip pain may include taking proper rest, applying ice to the affected area, and physical therapy.

Arthritic Disease

Osteoarthritis causes hip pain, particularly in people above 40 years of age. It develops when the protective synovium tissue surrounding the joints wears away, causing the bone to grind against bone. This causes pain, inflammation, and sensitivity, which are all arthritis characteristics.

Rheumatoid arthritis is another cause of hip pain and is common in children and adolescents.

Hematomas

It's a blood clot that forms outside of the blood vessel and typically develops after the blood vessel has been damaged, as in the case of fractures. In certain cases, the body can repair damage. In others, the damage may be too severe, and the consequence is a massive blood pooling on blood vessel's exterior, resulting in localized pain and inflammation.

Symptoms

Though the hip joint may not cause weakness, pain in the groin radiating to the hip region may make it seem as if standing on the feet puts a lot of strain on the pelvis. Weakness in this area may suggest a fracture or possibly bone tissue osteonecrosis.

The regions immediately surrounding the groin and hip joint region are the most prone to experience numbness. Nerve impingement is typically accompanied by numbness, and sciatica is a common complication.

Tenderness, warmth, or swelling in the groin or hip joint area typically suggests inflammatory processes or, in rare cases, a bacterial infection.

Treatment

Sharp hip pain that has no apparent cause goes away with rest. This kind of pain may be due to a minor strain or sprain that just needs time to recover and not much more. If the pain wears off after relaxing for few days, consider yourself fortunate that it wasn't anything more severe. If it persists, immediately visit a chiropractor for further consultation.

A chiropractor may advise you to apply ice to get relief from hip pain. Ice is helpful for treating inflammation that develops after a fall or other recognized trauma. Remember that icing the hip joint excessively may conceal more severe symptoms and delay overall healing, so use caution when icing it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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