Your hip joint is integral in keeping your body in motion. But when your hip joint causes pain, every move you make can cause pain in other areas of the body.
At Crystal Clinic, our physicians treat a wide range of both common and complex hip problems, including these frequently seen conditions:
which is a common condition as we age, resulting in pain and stiffness that may interfere with routine activities.
Labral tears or damage to the acetabular labrum,
the ring of cartilage that lines the rim of the hip socket. Tears can occur over time due to too much stress or repetitive motion. Detachment occurs when the labrum is pulled away from the rim of the hip socket and the underlying articular cartilage that covers the surface of the hip joint.
Bursitis or inflammation of a bursa,
the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis temporarily limits motion and is often the result of injury, overuse, surgery or arthritis.
Congenital hip disorders, such as developmental dysplasia of the hip,
which occurs when the ball and socket of the hip don’t form normally, causing an improper fit. If it goes undetected during infancy or childhood, this disorder can cause pain in the groin, or side or back of the hip that may increase with frequency and intensity over time. It can also lead to early onset osteoarthritis.
Fractures or breaks in the bone,
which are caused by injuries or diseases such as osteoporosis or cancer. Another type is a stress fracture caused by overuse or repetitive motion.
which is an uncommon cause of hip pain, resulting from the narrowing of the space between the sit bone (ischium) and the thighbone (femur) due to trauma or surgery. Symptoms include pain in the lower buttock, groin and inner thigh, often accompanied by a locking or snapping sensation.
Generalized hip pain,
which is another common complaint that our hip specialists see. Depending on the location of your pain, we will determine whether the issue is the hip joint or the muscles, ligaments or tendons that surround it.
Posterior hip pain,
which is felt mainly around the lower back and buttocks, and can have several causes, including sciatic nerve issues, ischiofemoral impingement and partial hamstring tears.
Sprains and strains,
which are common in people of all ages. Sprains occur when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and tear. A strain may be an overstretched muscle or tendon, or it could be a partial or complete tear in both the muscle and tendon.