Are you suffering from hip pain?
If so, please contact Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers to learn about how we can ease your suffering. We’re eager to help.
The hips are the main culprit for some of the most common pain. However, not all hip pain is the same, and it shouldn’t be treated as such.
To understand hip pain, you must understand that the hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, protected and positioned by the muscles, tendons, ligaments that surround it. The joint itself is extremely strong as it is the catalyst for all movement between out upper and lower extremities. However, it isn’t indestructible, and many different issues can arise from an oft-used joint such as this:
Arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis present themselves in the hip joint when the cartilage (tissue that protects the hip bone from rubbing against the socket) gets inflamed. This condition is especially prevalent in older individuals and can be treated in a variety of different ways.
Referred pain. This is a pain in the hip that is actually cause by the surrounding musculature. Two of the more common types of referred pain in the hips come from tight hamstrings and an anterior pelvic tilt. Overall, most of these issues are the result of imbalances in the body, and they can be corrected by re-learning proper movement techniques.
Labrum tear. When the cartilage on the outside rim of the socket gets torn, it’s called a labrum tear, and these types of injuries can be debilitating. They are, however, common, especially amongst athletes who perform twisting motions repetitively, and so they are undoubtedly treatable.
Bursitis. Just like in the shoulder, there are bursa sacs in the hip, which ease the friction caused by muscle tissues rubbing against one another. These can become inflamed, or even tear, and result in throbbing pains.
Inflammation. When muscles or joints are injured, the body creates inflammation. The inflammation itself creates pain or discomfort. Reducing inflammation also reduces pain.
Of course, there are other sorts of pains associated with the hips in the form of fractures and breaks. While these issues are oftentimes treated by surgical means, you should always make operations a last-resort. At Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers, we know that we can almost always help get our clients back on their feet through non-invasive techniques.
If hip injuries have plagued you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to call us today.