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2018-05-19

What is causing you uneasiness in the hip?

The hip joint is strong enough to bear repeated movements and a substantial amount of  wear and tear. The hip joint is comprised of the ball and socket is known to be the body’s largest fixed together in a manner that facilitate for fluid movement

Whenever we use the hip, such as for running, walking a cushion of cartilage helps  avoid friction as the hip bone rotates in its socket

In spite of its persistence, the hip joint isn’t non perishable. With age and constant use, the cartilage can deplete and becomes damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can also get excessively used, bones can break during a fall or other injury and any of these situations can cause hip pain. If your hips are inflamed, here is a run through of what is causing you uneasiness, also it may help you know the quick tips to get relief from hip pain

Reasons  for hip pain

There are some common conditions that can augment hip pain;

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are known to be the most common cause of hip pain particularly in  older adults. Arthritis brings the inflammation of the hip joint and damages the cartilage that supports your hip bone. The pain eventually gets severe. People with arthritis also encounter immobility and tightness in the joints

Hip fractures

As we age our bones become weak and porous. Weakened bones are at a higher chance to fracture during certain injuries

Bursitis

The bursae are pockets filled with fluid placed between tissues such as bone, muscles and tendons. These small pockets are responsible to ease friction from these bony areas while working together. When bursae get inflamed they provoke the pain receptors, causing severe pain. Inflammation of the bursae has been often because of excessive activities of the hip joint

Tendonitis

Tendons are the thick bands of tissues that surrounds the bones to muscles. Tendonitis is the soreness and uneasiness of the tendons

Strained muscles             

Strain on the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support the hips is caused by certain sudden movements and injuries. These muscles get pinched putting a substantial amount of pressure on the nerves restricting the normal hip functioning

Hip Pain Relief

Using over the counter medication, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, heat and ice therapy, plenty of rest along with physical therapy and exercising can help you achieve potential relief from your hip pain and increase range of motion

However, any deformities caused by arthritis or fracture may need to be dealt with surgeries such as total hip replacement or partial hip replacement