The Hip structure
The hip joint is the one of the largest joint of the body and serve in movement as the thigh motions ahead and backwards. The hip joint also rotates while sitting and with changes of direction when walking. There are several muscles and tendons that slide around the hip joint. Tiny fluid- filled sacs called bursae, provide sliding surfaces for the muscles and the tendons surounding the hip joint. Major arteries and veins pass through the front of the hip joint. The largest nerve of the body sciatica also spreads behind the hip joint
What are the causes and risk factors for hip pain?
There are a several causes of the hip pain, in some cases hip pain is short lived, while in other cases hip pain can be persistent and chronic. Some general causes of the hip pain include;
Inflammatory and non inflammatory arthritis
- Septic arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Gaucher’s disease
- Muscle spasm
- IT band syndrome
The common symptoms of the hip pain depend on the cause. Symptoms may include;
- Joint pain,
- Groin pain,
- Loss of motion of the hip,
- Swelling over the hip,
- Tenderness of the hip,
- Difficulty sleeping on the hip.
The symptoms may alter in severity depending on the real cause in some cases hip pain might be the cause of any disability
What are treatments and medications for hip pain?
The hip pain treatment may be subject to the accurate cause of pain. The hip pain treatment can include
- Adequate rest
- Avoidance in lifting heavy weight
- Treating with ice and heat
- Anti inflammatory medications
Sometimes steroid injections are also used to reduce inflammation
- Infections can be treated with antibiotics
- Fractures might need surgical repairs, and total joint replacement therapies
Alternatives to surgery
Other alternatives to address minor fractures and hip joint deformities due to arthritis causing severe hip pain can be well treated with stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. The stem cell and PRP therapy are a purely natural procedure that shows promising results in hip pain treatment with least side effects
Is it possible to prevent hip pain?
Hip pain can be prevented by avoiding injury to the hip joint. This includes sports injury. Sometimes proper training prior to a sports event can prevent injury.