Hip Pain Coventry & Birmingham
Hip Pain emanating from the hip joint may not only be felt in the area of the hip joint but also nearby. In contrast the pain in the area of the hip joint may result from a problem in another area such as low back or a pelvis. This is sometimes known as referred pain.
The Causes of Pain in the Hip Area include:
- Osteoarthritis: This may be felt in the front of the thigh as well as in the area of the hip joint usually getting worse on weight bearing.
- Fracture: This is more common in older people, particularly in those with Osteoporosis.
- Aseptic Necrosis: This results from a defective blood supply to the hip. It is more common with long term corticosteroid therapy for a previous hip injury or sickle cell anemia. The type of aseptic necrosis that occurs in children is called Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (or just Perthes Disease).
- Trochanteric bursitis: Characteristically, pain from this condition occurs on getting up from a chair and is usually located at the side of the hip joint.
- Tendinitis: inflammation of a tendon of one of the muscles adjacent to the hip joint
- Strain one of the muscles adjacent to the hip joint
- Sprain of a ligament one of the muscles adjacent to the hip joint
- Referred pain (e.g., sciatica pain from a lower back problem)
Treatment or management of pain in the hip area depends of the cause but can include:
- Limited activities that make the pain worse
- Pain relief medication (See Cold Laser Therapy Section under conditions treated)
- Sleep on the good side with a pillow between the knees
- Appropriate exercises as the pain improves
- Immediate medical attention if a hip fracture is suspected and you can't move the hip or can't stand on the leg.
Hip Bursitis Coventry & Birmingham
There are over 160 Bursae in your body. These fluid filled sacs located between the muscle tendon and the bone lubricates and cushions aiding in decrease of pressure between your bones, tendons, and muscles around your joints. They help your joints move with ease and with little or no friction. Hip bursitis occurs when a Bursa becomes inflamed. When inflammation occurs, movement or pressure can become painful.
Repetitive stress, overuse or a blow to your body's joints, may lead you to eventually developing Bursitis. Bursitis affects the major joints in your body; shoulders, elbows hips knees, heels and feet. Bursitis pain usually goes away within few weeks with proper treatment.
Signs and Symptoms
If you have Bursitis, you may notice:
- Stiffness Accompanied by a dull ache in the area around the affected joint.
- Worsening of pain with movement or increase of pressure in the affected area.
- The area will feel and look swollen or warm to touch.
- There may be skin redness in the area of the inflamed Bursa.
Common causes of hip bursitis are stress, overuse, and direct trauma to a joint. Bursitis may also result from an infection, such as arthritis or gout. Bursitis in certain locations of your body is caused by repetitive motion related to certain activities: carpet fitters suffer from a condition called "housemaid's knee".
Bursitis of the shoulder often results from injury to the rotator cuff, the muscles and tendons that connect your upper arm bone to your shoulder blade. The causes of the injury may vary. It's difficult to distinguish between the pain caused by Bursitis and that caused by a rotator cuff injury.
Elbow Bursitis is associated with actions requiring you to repeatedly bend and extend your elbow. You may get such an inflammation by using a hammer or tennis racket these two examples of repeated physical activity that may lead to Bursitis or Tendonitis of the elbow or shoulder. Repeated leaning on your elbows may also lead to development of Bursitis on the tip of your elbow.
Buttocks (Ischial) Bursitis describes an inflamed Bursa over the bone in your buttocks. It may result from sitting on a hard surface for long periods.
Hip bursitis is associated with arthritis or a hip injury. The pressure from standing or sitting for long periods of time also may also lead to Bursitis of the hip.
Hip bursitis does not cause any visible swelling or redness of the skin because the Bursae are located beneath some of your body's larger muscles. In this type of Bursitis pain is over the Greater Trochanter, a portion of your thighbone (Femur) that protrudes out just below where the bone joins the hip.
Knee Bursitis is a soft small bump that occurs on the front of your knee, and may be the result of repetitive kneeling or other activities that place pressure on your knees. A blow to the kneecap can cause inflammation of the Bursae around the kneecap. People who suffer with arthritis often develop and suffer from Bursitis of the knee.
Ankle Bursa is an Inflammation of the ankle which commonly occurs as a result of ill fitted or improper footwear.
When there is a difficulty in recalling a specific incident or activity that leads to Bursitis. This inflammation may stem from a staphylococcal infection.
Bursitis treatment is usually simple and includes:
- Resting and immobilizing the affected area
- Applying ice to reduce swelling 8 times daily for 15 minutes per session.
- Cold or Low Level Laser Therapy, this section can be found listed under pain relief.
- To care for your Bursitis at home here are some Tips.
- Anti-inflammatory medication can provide relief.
- Perform stretching exercises. Stretching can help restore full range of motion.
- Elevate the affected joint. Raising your knee or elbow can help reduce swelling.
- Keep pressure off your joint. If possible, use an elastic bandage, sling or soft foam pad to protect a joint until the swelling goes down.
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