Hip pain is a very severe aggravating disease to be afflicted with. It could be the result of a host of issues with your hip. Because there are many things that can cause hip pain it is best to get further evaluation from a trained medical professional in order to get a true diagnosis for your hip pain.
Hip arthritis: Hip arthritis is the result of wear and tear over time causing inflammation and arthritis at the joint. This arthritis can cause further trauma, microfractures, and joint remodeling eventually leading to bony spurs and bone on bone contact. This bone on bone contact can lead to increased friction at the joint and cartilage loss. The cartilage is the only thing absorbing pressure, and acting as a shock absorber. When this cartilage disappears you can have severe pain as a result of this hip arthritis. The best thing to do about hip arthritis is to give the joint rest during the inflammatory phases. For the pain it may be appropriate to take over the counter pain medication such as NSAIDs (ibuprofen and Tylenol). Physical therapy has been shown to strengthen the joint musculature. If you have more questions about hip pain then contact us at our toll free number now. For further questions call 1 919-759-5460.
Hip pain emergencies
Hip pain emergencies can be caused by many disease processes. It is often hard to distinguish from a non-emergency, but the key is the severity of pain.
Hip Fracture: A hip fracture is associated with vitamin D deficiencies, hyperparathyroidism, and other diseases such as malignancy, and hypocalcemia. They typically occur in patients who have low bone mass. People who are predisposed to this are postmenopausal women who on average are over the age of 55. Estrogen is crucial to bone health and if it is not present due to absence of the menstrual cycle this can cause bone breaking issues as well. When a hip is fracture there can be severe pain to the groin which can cause discomfort. This will be apparent on an X-ray. Depending on where the bone is fractured it can be splinted or may even need open surgery for proper fixation. Call now if you have questions about hip fractures.
Avascular Necrosis: This is bone breakdown at the head of the femur that takes place as a result of poor blood flow to the bone. This can be caused by poor vasculature and steroid usage. If you are experiencing hip pain call our toll free number now for consultation. For further questions call 1 919-759-5460.