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Runner with no hip pain Annapolis, Md

Hip Pain

Hip Pain Annapolis Shakley Chiropractic

Hip Pain

Hip pain is commonplace, especially in older adults. Roughly one in seven seniors, and in particular, women, report significant hip pain. It has led to a substantial increase in the number of hip replacements in the United States each year.

Hip pain can be the result of direct trauma (like a sprain, fracture, or dislocation), or a chronic medical condition. Many older patients deal with degeneration, which weakens the bone and muscle around the hip. Some other potential causes include:

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pinched nerves

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Hip bursitis

Bursitis Hip Pain

One of the most common forms of hip pain is bursitis. This condition occurs when small fluid-filled sacs in the hip (called bursae) become inflamed. The inflammation makes it challenging for the muscles and tendons to glide over bone, which limits a person's functionality and range of motion.

Bursitis is typically a byproduct of overuse. Continued repetitive motions, such as running, can irritate the bursae and increase pressure on the hip resulting in varying degrees of pain. That can include walking up the stairs, lying on the affected side, and pressing down on the hip.

Older people are more susceptible to hip injuries as the cartilage and joints wear out over time. Sometimes, hip conditions work in conjunction with one another. For instance, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis inflame joints around the body. That can include the bursa in the hip, which would exacerbate any existing bursitis.

Hip pain may also come from bone spurs, calcium deposits, spinal problems, or legs of two different lengths. Perhaps no hip problem is more bitter than lingering pain from a previous surgery. Even if doctors insert a prosthetic hip or repair the existing one, the patient is still liable to develop bursitis and other similar conditions.

Shakley Chiropractic Hip Pain Specialists

Hip pain can be debilitating. Even if the pain is less than chronic, the inflammation, stiffness, and tenderness make it challenging for patients to put weight on one side of their body. As a result, simple tasks, such as walking or standing, can be tremendously painful.

The first step toward pain relief is getting the correct diagnosis. Shakley Chiropractic examines each patient's medical history and physical capacities. Using cutting-edge technology, our providers determine the causes of their hip pain and lay out potential treatments.

There are several precautions people can take to limit hip pain, such as an anti-inflammatory diet, medications, rest, cold pack application, and physical therapy. However, if the hip pain persists or gets worse, contacting a medical professional becomes imperative. Our providers will proactively diagnose and treat the issue to limit the overall symptoms and severity and improve your quality of life.

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