Hip pain is not always felt in the hip bone itself but can also be felt in the groin or thigh area. Inflamed tendons, or tendonitis, are the most common cause of acute hip pain. Sometimes, this pain may be due to a sports injury. This condition can be very painful, but after a few days, the pain normally subsides. However, in severe cases, treatment may be required. An experienced chiropractor should be able to perform appropriate treatment. If you live in Clermont, South Lake Wellness & Injury Center has years of experience providing patients with hip pain treatment. Our qualified chiropractors, led by Dr. Peter Brockman, will work to identify and address the root cause of your hip pain. Common causes of hip pain include:
Arthritis is the most prominent cause of long-term hip discomfort. Pressure, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking are some of the problems associated with arthritis. The various types of arthritis include:
- Osteoarthritis (OA) – Patients develop osteoarthritis as cartilage surrounding their joints wears down with age.
- Traumatic arthritis, e.g., osteoarthritis - Caused by trauma to the joints such as in the case of a fracture
- Infectious arthritis - Due to a joint infection leading to cartilage destruction
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - An autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and damage in the body
Another potential cause of hip pain, trochanteric bursitis occurs due to inflammation of the bursa (the liquid-filled sac near the hip joint). The condition is more prevalent in women and can be inflicted by a hip injury, posture problems, or a sports injury. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine whether or not you are suffering from this condition and provide treatment accordingly.
Hip fractures inflict intense pain on the victim and may require urgent medical treatment. A blood clot in the knee due to a broken hip is one of the problems associated with a fractured hip. Normally, a hip fracture needs surgery to be corrected. However, physical therapy is appropriate in some cases.
When to Seek Treatment
Are you suffering from hip pain that has lasted longer than a few days? If so, it may be time to seek treatment. If your hip pain is accompanied by bleeding or you can see your exposed muscle or bone, do not hesitate to contact your doctor. Some common signs that your hip needs medical attention include:
Sports Injury Chiropractor in Clermont
At South Lake Wellness & Injury Center in Clermont, we have extensive experience providing Clermont residents with hip pain treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (352) 241-4111.