What is Causing Your Hip Pain?

One of the most complaints that we get from our women patients here at OSR is hip pain. Because the hips are used constantly in day to day use and exercise, and go through the long they can be a top source of pain. There are many misconceptions when it comes to hip pain, including whether or not the pain you are feeling in your “hip” is actually coming from your hip joint. Sometimes radiating pain from the upper thigh, upper buttock, or lower back can radiate into the hips and seem to be coming from that area. What are the causes of hip pain? Well it depends on the patients demographics!

The most common culprit of hip pain in women is arthritis. Because of over use, the ball and socket joint in your hip starts to wear out. The less tissue that you have in your joint, the more likely you are to have hip pain. Osteoarthritis is found in older patients due to just the normal wear and tear throughout your life. This type of pain usually is caused by stiffness or swelling of the hip joint, which can cause pain your thigh or groin area.

Another fairly common condition that causes hip pain is tendinitis. As we talk about here, tendonitis is caused by acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons. It is generally caused by overuse in a short period of time. This can include if you were to run a long race with little training, etc. This type of pain is common in runners and people who do strenuous activity.

Obesity is another reason for concern with hip pain. If you are carrying extra weight on your frame, you are more likely to suffer from hip pain. At OSR Weight Management, The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a supervised weight loss method with personalized one-on-one weekly coaching support and education. Our protocol burns fat, while supporting muscle mass. If you are looking to lose weight to maintain a healthier lifestyle, contact OSR Weight Management today!

Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab our medical team will create a treatment plan using our phases of care in order to get your hips functioning as they should be. By using chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy and modalities, we will be able to get your hips back in working order. If you are suffering from hip pain or any pain at all, give us a call today to schedule your complimentary consultation at 488-5555!

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