Hip Pain

Hip Pain is a condition that affects many people either as they age or those who are on their feet for many hours per day. Hip pain can be caused by arthritis, bursitis, ligament tears and can even be referred from the low back or sacroiliac joint.

When a person feels pain deep in their groin region it could be a sign of a problem with the actual hip joint, as it resides in the inner thigh. Hip arthritis, labrum tears, and even the low back can cause pain deep in the groin.

Bursitis is usually felt on the outside of the hip.  A person with bursitis will usually complain of a lot of tenderness at the hip bone and will feel increased pain with prolonged walking and standing.

The low back and sacroiliac joint can refer pain due to the fact that some of the nerves at these areas run into the hip region. As a result, it is very important to get a proper physical exam, in order to properly diagnose the condition. Once the condition is diagnosed, proper treatment could include techniques to loosen up the appropriate joint, strengthen and stretch the muscles around the joint and work on functional gains. In addition, cortisone injections are a possibility, as is mechanical traction if the problem is emanating from the lower back.

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