About Hip Pain
Hip pain can occur at any age but generally affects people in their 50s and 60s. It can be caused by a number of different conditions that can be intermittent or chronic. In some cases, hip pain can become so severe it becomes debilitating. Hip pain must be properly diagnosed in order to find the true source of the problem.
There are a number of factors that may lead to hip pain. Something as simple as a strain or sprain can result in hip discomfort. Tendonitis from strenuous activity is also often associated with hip discomfort. Arthritis and Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa which helps cushion joints) is a common cause of hip discomfort in older adults. More serious causes of hip pain include conditions such as bone cancer and ostenoecrosis.
Since hip pain can be related to a number of different conditions, symptoms may vary on a case by case basis. Pain is not always felt directly on the hip itself. In addition, pain may be suffered in either one hip or both hips. Aches may radiate into the lower back or down the leg, and occasionally felt in the groin area.
Discomfort after sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time is common. The pain may come and go as pressure pressure is applied to the hip, or it can be chronic and felt all the time.
Hip Pain Treatment
We offer a comprehensive selection of hip pain treatments at any one of our five convenient locations. One of our doctors can discuss treatment options following consultation. Your best first step is to Request an Appointment.