A Short Introduction to Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common complaint. In main, this is because it is not a single symptom so much as a collection of them affecting the same part of the human body. As a result, hip pain has a wide range of potential causes as well as a wide range of potential treatments.
What Causes Hip Pain?
The location of the hip pain can provide useful insight into its cause, with these being some common examples:
- If you are feeling pain on either your outer buttock, your upper thigh, or the outside of your hip, chances are good that something is wrong with either your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or the rest of the soft tissues surrounding your hip joint.
- In contrast, if you are feeling pain in either your groin or the inside of your hip, chances are good that something is wrong with your hip joint rather than the surrounding soft tissues.
- Sometimes, hip pain can be what is called referred pain, meaning that the real source of the problem is somewhere other than the hip.
How Can We Help You With Your Hip Pain?
Here are some examples of the different treatments used for different kinds of hip pain:
- Insoles can help their users adjust their postures in order to reduce the stress put on their joints, thus avoiding the aggravation of existing problems with your hip.
- Massage can help soothe tense muscles and other soft tissues. Furthermore, massage can combine with a regimen of stretches and exercises to increase the range of motion for a stiff hip joint.
- Some methods are more complicated. For example, shockwave therapy sends energy into the tissues to stimulate healing. Likewise, some clinics use lasers to serve much the same purpose as its shockwave-based counterpart.
Interested in learning more about how we can help you with your hip pain? Please contact us with all of your questions so that we can get started on providing you with the information that you need to make the right decision for your needs and circumstances.