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Hip Conditions


Do you suffer from
Hip pain?

Hip pain can effect people of all walks of life, at any stage in your life. Below are possible conditions that could be the cause of your pain.

Common Hip Conditions

person holding their left hip in discomfort

  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Labrum Tear
  • Hip Flexor Dysfunction
  • Post-op Hip Replacement
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Quadriceps Strain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Hip fracture
Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric Bursitis is the result of the bursa ( fluid-filled sac ) on the ridge at the top of the femur. This area is known as The greater Trochanter and can become painful when the bursa in that area is inflamed. Several causes can result in some form of Trochanteric Bursitis. Some of the causes could include landing on your hip during a fall or other traumatic incident, overuse of the joints, poor posture, bone spurs or calcium deposits in the hip, etc. If you are experiencing any or all of the following, you could be suffering from Trochanteric Bursitis.

  • Pain when climbing stairs
  • Pain when standing from a deep sitting position
  • Pain when pressure is applied to the hip
  • Pain from the buttock through the hip
Labrum Tear

Labrum Tear in the hip can be described as a tear in the socket lining where your thigh bone or femur connects to your hip bone or acetabulum. This injury can cause serious hip pain and stiffness, a clicking sound and/or feeling, or pain in the groin and/or buttocks. Some causes for a labrum tear can include :

  • repetitive motions
  • Sports or other traumatic injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Hip impingement
Hip Flexor Dysfunction

If you are having sharp pain in one or both of your hips, you could experience hip flexor dysfunction. This condition occurs when you participate in activities that require a lot of hip flexor motion (bringing your knees up to your chest). If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you may have some hip flexor dysfunction variation.

  • Sharp stabbing pain in the hip
  • Cramping of the upper leg muscles
  • Tender or soreness in the upper leg
  • Loss of muscle mass in the upper leg
  • Tugging sensation through the groin area
  • Reduced mobility and stamina in legs and hips
  • Swelling, bruising or constant pain in the upper leg and/or groin


Post-op Hip Replacement

Post-op Hip replacement is an essential part of the healing process. If left unattended, you can run into any number of complications that may require more surgery to repair. We will take you through various exercises that will help you regain mobility and strength after surgery. Having an exercise plan in place that you complete 2 – 3 times daily can speed up your recovery time and eliminate post-op pain. Some of these exercises that may be included in your recovery plan may be :

  • Post-op Walking and other activity
  • Ankle pumps and other bed supported movements.
  • Standing Knee raises and other standing exercises.
  • Stairs
  • Elastic band exercises
Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strain often results in sudden or strenuous movements that are typically a result of strenuous physical activity. A grade 1 is just a stretched (not torn) muscle compared to a grade 3, which is completely ruptured. If you have any of the following symptoms listed below, you could be suffering from a strained hamstring.

  • Slight to severe tugging and/or pain
  • Dull pain that becomes worse when active
  • Sharp pain from the back of the thigh through the buttock coupled with an incident
  • An audible pop
  • The divot in the skin where the injury has taken place
  • Swelling can accompany all or none of the variations of this injury
Quadriceps Strain

Quadriceps strain can vary anywhere from some stretching coupled with minor tears all the way to a complete rupture of the muscle. They can be caused by sudden and intense movement during sports or other activities, a direct hit to your quadricep, or improper stretching. You may be experiencing some degree of  the symptoms below:

  • Weakness in the injured area
  • Pain or bruising in the thigh
  • Feeling or hearing a pop when the injury occurs
  • Swelling in the injured area
Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is a somewhat controversial injury or problem. Though the main cause is still not 100% known, the pain you will experience will be on the knee’s outside area. It involves the band of tendons (iliotibial band) that runs from the outside of the hip down through the knee, rubbing over the thigh bone’s lower edge. This causes friction and irritation of the surrounding area. This is most commonly seen in avid runners but can be seen in other athletes as well. Treatment options can include: 

  • Icing the injured area
  • Corticosteroid shots to control swelling
  • Correcting form or technique (biking, running, etc.)
  • Resting the affected area
  • Physical therapy designed for the affected area
Hip fracture

Hip fracture occurs when the part of the femur that extends to the hip joint is compromised.  Some of the treatment options can be surgical – repair or replacement of the hip, or if the patient is unable to undergo anesthesia, it may require a non-surgical option. This injury can be divided into three different categories, and each case will have different treatment variations. Those categories are as follows:

  • Intracapsular Fracture
  • Intertrochanteric Fracture
  • Subtrochanteric Fracture

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