The hip joint attaches the leg to the torso of the body. In the hip joint, the head of the femur pivots in a socket in the pelvic bones. Whenever you run, the body uses a cushion of cartilage to help prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket.
While many causes of hip pain can arise from the joint itself, there are numerous structures surrounding the hip that can also be the source of pain.
Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain. If your hips are sore, here is the list of what might be causing your discomfort and how to get hip pain relief. The hip joint is designed to be able to repeat motion and some amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint — the body’s largest — fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement.
Arthritis: Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation of the hip joint and the breakdown of the cartilage that normally cushions your hip bones. The pain gradually gets worse as the arthritis progresses. People with arthritis also feel stiffness and have reduced range of motion in the hip, due to the joint being dry and its bone to bone friction. By ranging of motion it increases the synovial fluids to lubricate the joint.
Hip fractures: Fractures of the hip are a particular problem in elderly people. With age, the bones can become weak and brittle. Due to deficiency of nutrition and not enough exercise to build up muscles, weakened bones are more likely to fracture during a fall.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs (called bursae) that protect muscles and tendons is usually due to repetitive activities that overuse or irritate the hip joint.
Tendinitis: Tendons are the thick bands of tissue that attaches to bones and to the muscles. Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendons. It’s usually caused by repetitive stress from overuse.
Muscle or tendon strain: Repeated activities can put strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the hips. When these structures become inflamed from overuse, they can cause pain and prevent the hip from functioning well.
Cancers: Tumors that start in the bone (bone cancer) or that spread to the bone can cause pain in the hips, as well as in other bones of the body.
Avascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis:. This condition occurs when blood flow to the hip bone is reduced and the bone tissue dies as a result. Although it can affect other bones, avascular necrosis most often occurs in the hip. It can be caused by a hip fracture or dislocation, or from the long-term use of high-dose steroids (such as prednisone), among other causes.
Hip Pain Relief
If your hip pain is caused by a muscle or tendon strain, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis, you can usually relieve it with an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as Motrin or Aleve. Rheumatoid arthritis treatments also include prescription anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids, or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) like methotrexate and sulfasalazine.
But these medicines have bad side effects in the liver and kidney.
No side effect remedy to relieve hip pain is by holding ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day and massages it.
If you have arthritis, exercising the hip joint with low-impact exercises, stretching, and resistance training can reduce pain and improve joint mobility. For example, swimming is a good non-impact exercise for arthritis. Trigger point therapy and Generosa ppt therapy methodology, ranging of motion and stretching can also help increase your fluid to be able to move joint freely. Joint is lubricated therefore easy to move.
When osteoarthritis becomes so severe that the pain is intense or the hip joint becomes deformed, a total hip replacement (arthroplasty) may be a consideration. People who fracture their hip sometimes need surgery to fix the fracture or replace the hip. But depending on the situation, the doctor will tell you what the best way. But always listen to your body what must be done.
Get medical help right away if you have pain anywhere in your body.
Massage therapist can help you relieve the pain but of course if it is beyond the therapist help we refer you to doctors for more tests!