Hip Pain is a common complaint, particularly for elderly people, and can be caused by a wide variety of issues.
Problems with the the Hip Joint itself can cause pain on the inside of your hip or groin region, while general hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or surrounding areas is often due to problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues that surround the hip joint.
There are a number of causes for hip pain, which could include Arthritis, Pinched nerves, Injuries, or more severe issues such as Cancer. Osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joint cartilage surfaces) is also common.
However ensuring you see a specialist such as Dr George Hardas at Spinal Care will assist in pain management as well as remedy the issue, and also see if there is a greater underlying issue causing it.
Dr Hardas was fortunate to attend a seminar presented by Dr John O’Donnell Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip arthroscopies, who is one of the early pioneers in this field and is one of a handful of high volume hip arthroscopists in the world havinfg performed over 4000 hip arthroscopies.
Osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joint cartilage surfaces) is common.
Other causes of hip pain include
- Acetabular labral tears
- Femoral acetabular impingment
- Loose bodies
- Synovial chondramatosis
- Gluteus medius tendinitis/tears/enthesopathy
- Trachanteric bursitis
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tendon snapping syndromes
- Ligamentum teres tears