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Hip Pain

There are many different causes of hip pain. Because of this, there are a range of possible medical conditions associated with hip pain. Some of these medical conditions are more severe than others. 

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In some cases, hip pain can develop in to more serious health issues if not addressed. An SOS hip specialist can diagnose and provide an individualized care plan for you or your loved one's hip pain. 

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Hip Pain Causes


There are a range of hip pain causes. Hip pain causes include a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about specific medical conditions that are associated with hip pain, click on a specific medical condition below. 

What is Hip Pain?

When patients experience hip pain, it's important to pinpoint what part of the hip is causing the pain. Knowing the location of the hip pain is important for identifying hip pain causes. 
  • Hip pain felt on the inside of the hip or on the groin - Hip pain in this area is most commonly associated with hip joint problems
  • Hip pain felt on the outside of the hip, outer buttock or upper thigh - Hip pain in this part of the hip is most commonly associated with issues affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments or other soft tissues around the hip joint
  • Hip pain caused by other parts of the body -  In addition, hip pain causes also include medical conditions or diseases affecting other parts of the body (like the lower back). The medical term for this is referred pain.


Hip Pain Causes

 

There are many different hip pain causes. Some common hip pain causes include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Hip arthritis,
  • Injuries to the hip,
  • Pinched nerves,
  • Cancer (including advanced cancer that has spread to the bones, Leukemia and bone cancer)
  • Infections,
  • and more


Hip Pain Treatment


Common hip pain treatments include, but are not limited to:

  • Rest,
  • Heat or ice applied to the area experiencing pain,
  • Prescription pain relievers

However, for some patients, the above are still not sufficient for hip pain treatment.

If you're experiencing persistent hip pain, there's a possibility that it could be a sign of a more serious health concern. The team of medical professionals at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) includes hip specialists who have the experience and specialized knowledge to diagnose, care for, and in some cases treat hip pain. 

An SOS hip specialist can develop an individualized care plan that makes the most sense for the hip pain that you experience. To speak with an SOS hip specialist doctor...

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Bursitis Hip


What is Bursitis Hip?

Hip bursitis, also often referred to as bursitis hip, is a medical condition affecting the bursae. Bursae are minuscule, soft sacs that are found throughout the body, including near the hip. Bursae are located between soft tissue and bones, and serve as a cushion to limit friction. 

Bursitis hip (or hip bursitis) develops when the bursae becomes inflamed. Bursitis hip typically affects two specific bursae in the hip. One of the bursae commonly affected by bursitis hip serves as a cover for the hip bone's bony point (known as the greater trochanter). The other bursae commonly affected by bursitis hip is found on the inside of the hip (known as the iliopsoas bursa). 

Bursitis Hip Causes

While the above explains what bursitis hip is and how it affects the body, below are some common bursitis hip causes:

  • Hip injuries, such as falling on the hip or having the hip come in contact with a hard surface,
  • Repeated pressure applied to the hip, which can occur from biking, running or standing for an extended period of time,
  • Gout,
  • Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Scoliosis,
  • Lower back pain,
  • Infection of hip bursae,
  • Calcium deposits or bone spurs,
  • and more


Bursitis Hip Symptoms


The most common bursitis hip symptom is hip pain. Specifically, bursitis hip symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Hip pain felt on the outside thigh,
  • Hip pain that is initially intense and sharp, but develops in to an aching sensation that spreads to more of the hip
  • Hip pain that is worse during the night,
  • Hip pain that is worse when lying on the part of the hip that hurts, 
  • Hip pain that is worse when standing up after sitting for an extended period of time,
  • Hip pain that is worse after long walks,
  • Hip pain that is worse after climbing stairs,
  • Hip pain that is worse after squatting,
  • and more

Bursitis Hip Treatment

 

There are many types of bursitis hip treatments. Both surgical and non-surgical bursitis hip treatments are available, depending on the severity of bursitis hip in individual patients. 

Bursitis hip treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Changing routine activities to avoid actions that make symptoms worse,
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
  • Using canes or crutches as needed,
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injection, 
  • Surgery to remove the affected bursae,


There is no one-size-fits-all bursitis hip treatment. The appropriate bursitis hip treatment for you or your loved one depends on many factors, including the severity of the condition. 

The hip specialists at SOS are experienced in providing individualized plans for bursitis hip patients. To see an SOS hip specialist about bursitis hip...

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Hip Fractures 

 

What is a Hip Fracture?

Hip fractures occur when there is a break in the upper part of the thighbone (located near the hip joint).

Hip fractures are a serious type of hip injury. In some cases, hip fractures can be life threatening. 

Do you think you or your loved one may have a hip fracture? Don't wait to see a doctor. 

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Hip Fracture Causes


There are many potential hip fracture causes. Hip fractures tend to be more common in older patients. Hip fracture causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Significant impact on the hip, such as a car crash,
  • Falling (especially in older patients),
  • Twisting the leg while standing (especially in patients with weak bones),
  • and more


Hip Fracture Symptoms


Hip fracture symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Not being able to move after a fall,
  • Severe groin or hip pain,
  • Not being able to put weight on your leg on the side that the fall or impact occurred,
  • A sensation of stiffness in and around the hip,
  • Bruising in and around the hip,
  • Swelling in and around the hip,
  • The leg on the side that the fall or impact occurred is shorter, 
  • among others


Hip Fracture Treatments


Depending on the severity, surgery may be necessary for an effective hip fracture treatment. However, in some cases, non-surgical hip fracture treatments may work.

Hip fracture treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:


Hip fractures can be a serious, life threatening injury. Because of this, it's important to talk to a hip specialist about an individualized care plan that's personalized to you and your condition. 

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Hip Dislocation 


What is Hip Dislocation?


Hip dislocation refers to the femur being forced out of its socket (located in the pelvis). Hip dislocation is one of many medical conditions that can cause hip pain.

A hip dislocation is a serious hip injury.

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Hip Dislocation Causes


 
There are many possible hip dislocation causes. Common hip dislocation causes include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Forceful contact to the hip, such as an auto collision,
  • Falling,
  • and others


Hip Dislocation Symptoms


Hip pain is the most obvious of hip dislocation symptoms. Additional hip dislocation symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Hip pain,
  • Unable to move the leg,
  • A lack of feeling in the foot or ankle
  • and more


Hip Dislocation Treatments


There are a many different types of hip dislocation treatments. Hip dislocation treatments include both surgical and non-surgical treatments. 

Common hip dislocation treatments include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • A medical provider applying an anesthetic or sedative to the affected area, which moves the bones back in to the appropriate position,
  • Surgery to remove loose tissues and move the bones in to the correct position,
  • among others


Hip dislocation can be a very serious hip injury. The severity of a hip dislocation can be made worse by potential complications. These complications can include additional nerve damage that can occur from the collision that causes the hip dislocation. Blood vessels can also be torn when a hip dislocation occurs. 

Because of the severity of a hip dislocation, as well as the potential for related complications, it's very important to seek care from a medical professional.

The hip specialists at SOS have the experience and specialized knowledge that's needed to care for and treat hip dislocation. To see a hip specialist about you or a loved one's hip dislocation...

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Hip Strain 

What is Hip Strain?


One possible cause of hip pain is hip strain. Hip strain happens when a muscle that supports the hip joint is excessively stretched or torn.

There is a range of severity for hip strains. Hip strains can be mild, moderate or severe. 

Hip Strain Causes


There are many different hip strain causes. Hip strain causes include, but are not limited to:

  • Forceful contact to the hip (such as from a fall or collision while playing sports),
  • Overuse of hip muscles from repetitive movements,
  • Muscle tightness,
  • and more


Hip Strain Symptoms


There are a variety of hip strain symptoms. Hip strain symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Hip pain, especially when moving the muscle,
  • Hip swelling,
  • Limited motion,
  • Muscle weakness,
  • and more


Hip Strain Treatments

 

Hip strain can be relieved by:

  • Rest,
  • Applying ice to the affected area,
  • Lightly wrapping the area with a bandage,
  • Elevating the leg above the heart


However, for many patients, the above home remedies may not be enough to provide sufficient relief. An SOS hip specialist can provide hip strain treatments that include, but are not necessarily limited to:


If you or a loved one are experiencing hip strain symptoms, it's important to seek medical attention. An SOS hip specialist may be able to help with you or your loved one's hip strain. SOS hip specialists develop individualized care plans that makes sense for each patient. 

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See an SOS Hip Specialist for Hip Pain Treatment


If you or a loved one experiences hip pain or any of the symptoms related to the above medical conditions, you should seek professional medical care. 

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