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Fed Up of Hip Pain – Here Is How To Treat It

It is common thought that as you grow old, you are destined to experience multiple ills and pains. However, studies show that pain in hips is not a product of aging – it is cause of an injury or disease. These injuries are usually caused because of fall, slip, improper posture, excess weight lifting, etc. Today pain in different parts of body is a very common complaint. Being careless in the beginning of the hip pain many patients forced to through hip replacement surgeries. Following a famous proverb, “Precaution is always better than cure.” here I have brought you some simple and easy tips to prevent or alleviate hip pain as follows:

 

  • Avoid carrying excess weight beyond your ability to carry. It would be great if you use a trolley for shopping.
  • Sitting or sleeping in any improper posture would produce strain on your hips. Always choose a proper and comfortable posture.
  • Patients of hip pain must always avoid activities that would give pressure on its hip bones and muscles, and make one side of the pelvis bone higher than the other. Because it could worsen their hips, e.g. running down hills, hiking, etc. in only one direction round a track or hiking. Keep your hips level.
  • Get physical therapy from an expert physician and do exercise only under his/her supervision in case you are already experiencing pain in your hips.
  • Always warm yourself up before doing any activities. Stretching exercises are best to make your hips flexible and thereby mitigate pain in that area.
  • Improve your lifestyle. Since these are unhealthy habits that are the root cause of pain in different parts of body including hip pain. Take medications prescribed by your doctor and do exercises as recommended by your physician.
  • A person should immediately get medical advice in the following cases:
    • he/she has had a fall or got his/her hip injured, fractured, or strained
    • Pain is getting worse
    • There is inflammation at areas of hips joints, buttocks, and thighs
    • Experiencing difficulty in day to day activities, e.g. sitting, walking, going up and down stairs or leaning forward when sitting

 

If you and your loved one is suffering from hip pain and has been experiencing persistent pain despite taking regular medication, the patient should get expert advice. Contact us at (815) 464-7212 to get specialized consultation from Dr. Zaki Anwar.

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5 Most Common Injuries in Men’s Soccer

Soccer is a great sport. It keeps you active and promotes your endurance and coordination skills. As with any other physical sports, soccer also has some risks of potential injuries that you need to look out for. Here are some common injuries observed specifically in males during soccer games and practices.

A research was carried out to examine the injury surveillance data for the last 15 years from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). There were 22,000 games that had 6,693 injuries and 62,000 practices resulting in 6,281 injuries.

Some interesting facts determine the risk of injuries during practice and games:

  • During games players are 4 times more likely to get injured as compared to practice matches.
  • During games, players endure more contact injuries among themselves as compared to almost zero contact injuries during practice.
  • Regardless of game or practice, there is a 60% likelihood of injuries affecting the lower body parts.

Five Common Injuries in Men’s Soccer

Sprained Ankle

Around 17% of soccer injuries from both practice and game are sprain and strains of the ankle. It happens when a player stops suddenly or changes his direction abruptly. The ankle twists in an unnatural way and you get a sprained ankle. The RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) usually makes it go away in a few days. However if you not let it fully recover, there is a high probability of re-sprains. As a matter of fact, out of the total sprain injuries in this study 24% were recurrent ankle sprains.

Upper Leg Muscle-Tendon Injuries

Hamstring and quadriceps injuries are number two on the common soccer injury list. It can occur due to collision among players or an abrupt fall. Usually it recovers within a few days of rest and medicine. But severe hamstring tears must be treated properly and can keep a player out of field for several weeks or months.

Pelvis or Hip Muscle-Tendon Injuries

Usually a hard fall can result in a soft tissue injury of this complex body region. Usually such injuries are labeled as sports hernia. The recovery period can be prolonged depending on the severity of the injury and the kind of hip pain treatment you are receiving.

Knee Injuries

Hard Collision, abrupt twist or turn, or a fall can result in ligament tear in the knee or knee dislocation. You would have heard of ACL injuries and meniscus tears, both these are severe knee conditions calling for immediate medical attention and effective knee pain treatment for full recovery.

Concussion

Since soccer games have more player contact and collision occurrences than soccer practice, there is a 14 times higher chance of a concussion injury for a soccer player in the actual game.

One best way to prevent collision injuries is to strictly adhere to the game rules especially in aggressive instances such as tackling or charging. Pain Management Institute provides utmost medical care for injured athletes and has experts specializing in sports injury treatment.   PMI has been helping sports persons from Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox , Orland park, Tinley park, Chicago heights, Olympia field , Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Monee, Manhattan , Joliet, Flossmoor, Homewood , Oak lawn, Calumet city, Burr Ridge and Hinsdale. Dial (815)464-7212 to book an appointment.

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Arthritis Or Bursitis – What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Your hip is packed with muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Pain in the hip can occur if anything goes wrong with any of them. Same as low back pain, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact source of hip pain treatment. It’s not necessary every time that your pain is caused by osteoarthritis. Sometimes, we mistake hip bursitis for hip arthritis. But what’s the difference between the two? Let’s find out.

What is hip bursitis?

Bursa is a thin sack filled with fluid, outside the hip’s joint treatment to protect it. If the hip’s bursa becomes inflamed the condition is known as hip bursitis. The cause behind hip bursitis can be an injury or some other underlying issue like a compressed nerve in the spine. Most of the time hip bursitis is the cause behind your hip pain. This happens mainly because some of the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis and hip bursitis are common among each other.

What is Hip Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis indicates joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis represents joint inflammation accompanied by weak bones. It happens when injury and inflammation of the hip joint treatment results in breaking of cartilage tissues. This kind of joint degeneration happens in old people.

Comparison of Symptoms of Bursitis and Osteoarthritis

By comparing the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis and hip bursitis, we can differentiate between them:

Symptoms of Hip Bursitis

  • Pain arises from the lower hip on the outside area.
  • Initially the pain can be sharp and slowly turn into a dull ache
  • The pain in hip can spread to the lower back, thigh, buttock or groin
  • The pain worsens after extended periods of inactivity such as sitting or sleeping or recurring activity such as climbing stairs or jogging.
  • Putting pressure on the affected hip can increase tenderness and pain.

Symptoms of Hip Osteoarthritis

  • Pain arises inside the hip joint, that’s why it can be felt in the thigh, groin, buttock and the hip.
  • Pain starts slowly and worsens gradually with the passage of time.
  • The hip becomes inflexible and stiff
  • Creaking or grating sensations can be felt
  • The deformity and stiffness of the hip can lead to a secondary pain in the knee

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip bursitis is usually treatable with nonsurgical methods such as icing, NSAIDs, and physical therapy. In case these remedies don’t provide relief, the doctor may suggest a corticosteroid injection, or to drain the bursa sack, or surgery in rare instances. Treating the underlying cause behind hip bursitis is also important.

Hip Osteoarthritis treatment aims at making it easy for the patient to move about and relieve their pain. For this purpose, resting, using a cane while walking, losing weight, exercising and taking pain medication are the non-surgical options. Hip replacement surgery is also a common resort to help treat hip osteoarthritis. Regenerative medicine also has nonsurgical solutions for this condition.

If you feel pain in hip and it doesn’t get better with rest, do not neglect it. Visit a pain management specialist to get your condition diagnosed and start your treatment early. An early diagnosis can help treat the condition non-surgically before the damage is irreparable. Reach out to Pain Management Institute on (815)464-7212 or (708)922-1902. We are here to help patients from Frankfort, Mokena , New Lenox , Orland park, Tinley park, Chicago heights, Olympia field , Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Monee, Manhattan , Joliet, Flossmoor, Homewood , Oak lawn, Calumet city, Burr Ridge and Hinsdale.

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