Your hip pain might be the cause of these conditions

Many cases of hip pain in adults are because of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis among the US.

Hip pain may be caused by a variety of reasons, However, the diagnosis of your hip pain should be conducted by your doctor

Osteoarthritis

The hallmarks of osteoarthritis may vary from person to person, however, it affects the hip, it will typically cause

  • Mild inflammation of the tissues in and around the hip joint
  • Damage to cartilage
  • Bony growths that develop around the edge of the hip joint

Less common causes

Less observed causes of hip pain may be:

Deformed bones

The bones of the hip having friction together due the abnormal shaping.  And the hip joint is in the wrong shape, and the hip socket is not in a suitable position that supports entirely mask the top of the leg bone

Hip Laberal tear

A tear in the circlet of cartilage surrounding the socket of the hip joint also known as the labrel tear

Hip fractures or an Injury

Hip fracture causes instantaneous hip pain and is more observed among the elderly with weaker bones. Or a hamstring injury

Septic

An infection in the hip bone or hip joint, including septic arthritis condition, if you experience hip pain with fever seek your general physician immediately

Loss of blood flow

Restricted blood flow to the hip joint causing fractures

Bursitis

Bursitis when a fluid filled sac called bursa between the hip joint gets inflamed

When to seek medical advice

  • Your hip is still painful after one week of resting it at home
  • You also have a fever or rash
  • Your hip pain came on suddenly
  • The pain is in both hips and other joints as well
  • The hip pain was caused by a serious fall or accident
  • Your leg is deformed, badly bruised or bleeding
  • You’re unable to move your hip or bear any weight on your leg
  • You have hip pain with a temperature and feel unwell

Managing hip pain at home

You can manage hip pain at home with several pieces of advice

  • Lose weightif you’re overweight to relieve some of the strain on your hip
  • Avoid activities that make the pain worse, such as downhill running
  • Wear flat shoes and avoid standing for long periods
  • Consider seeing a physiotherapist for some muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen