Damage, inflammation or ailments in the muscles, joints and connective tissues of the lower back and pelvic area can cause pain and impairment in the hips. Diagnosis can be complex, though in many cases it is quite simple, and treatments can be as simple as chiropractic and physical therapy.
Hip pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining what is the cause of your symptoms may be straightforward, or it may require special tests to make a diagnosis. Once the cause of your hip pain has been determined, appropriate treatment can begin.
Arthritis is among the most frequent causes of hip pain, and there are many treatments available. If conservative treatments fail, hip replacement surgery is also an option.
Trochanteric bursitis is an extremely common problem that causes inflammation of the fluid sac cushioning the outside of the hip joint.
The diagnosis of a hip pointer means that there is a bone bruise, or possibly a fracture, of the pelvis. This injury is usually caused by a football tackle.
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Snapping hip syndrome is an unusual cause of hip pain but can be quite bothersome. There are several causes of a snapping hip, and the precise treatment in a given case will depend upon which cause is in play.
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) can be a difficult problem to diagnose. However, once treatment for SI joint inflammation begins, the problem of pain from the SI joint usually resolves with chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Symptoms of Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) include pain or aching on the outer side of the knee and hip. This is caused by injury to iliotibial band.
Piriformis Syndrome is an unusual cause of hip pain. It is caused by injury to piriformis muscle.
Sciatica pain of the hip
Sciatica is a syndrome of pain and weakness of the leg. It is due to inflammation of the sciatic nerve, usually caused by a ruptured spinal disc.