hip pain treatment

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain is common and can be caused by a wide assortment of issues. Sometimes, hip joint itself can be a cause.

Hip pain - causes and symptoms

Common causes of hip pain

Injury: Pain in the hip can be due to an injury such as a fracture, which needs critical attention.
Sprain or strain: Physical activities lead to strain or sprains in the hip.
Sciatica: Sciatica is a feeling in which you feel moderate to intense pain in your back, the buttocks, and legs.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Also known as RA, is a disease where healthy tissues are broken down by your own body’s immune system.
Polymyalgia rheumatica: This is an inflammatory condition that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the hip region.
Ankylosing spondylitis: A form of arthritis that affects your spine. It causes soreness and swelling in the vertebrae that leads to chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia: This is a condition that can affect any part of the human body and can amplify the painful sensation in your body.  

Common symptoms of hip pain

  • Moderate to intense pain
  • Swelling in the hip region
  • Loss of motion of the hip
  • Pain hindering daily activities
  • Difficulty while sleeping, climbing stairs, walking, etc. 

When to consult a doctor for hip pain?

  • Intense pain
  • Inability to lift objects
  • Inability to move your legs or hip
  • Swelling or tenderness