Hip pain is a common problem that may be associated with a variety of causes. An accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms is vital to your hip health so that appropriate treatment can be prescribed to alleviate any underlying problems. Below are some common hip conditions that can be successfully diagnosed and treated at the BSW Hip Preservation Center.
Arthritis is among the most frequent causes of hip pain, and there are many treatments available. When the hip joint is injured or develops arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be recommended.
Hip bursitis is often the result of injury, overuse, spinal abnormalities, arthritis, or surgery. This type of bursitis is more common in women and middle-aged and older people.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a congenital (present at birth) condition of the hip joint. It occurs once in every 1,000 live births. The hip joint is created as a ball and socket joint. In DDH, the hip socket may be shallow, letting the "ball" of the long leg bone, also known as the femoral head, slip in and out of the socket. The "ball" may move partially or completely out of the hip socket.
A hip fracture is a break in the femur (thigh bone) of the hip joint. A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. There can be either a single break or multiple breaks in a bone. A hip fracture is classified by the specific area of the break and the type of break(s) in the bone.
A bruise or tear in the muscle that connects to the top of the ilium (the crest of the pelvis, just below the waist). Causes of a hip pointer may include a blow, a fall, or a quick twist or turn of the body.
The bursa located on the side of the hip and separated significantly from the actual hip joint by tissue and bone.
Sports hernias, a tear of the oblique abdominal muscles, are a common cause of groin pain in athletes. Until recently, however, little was known about why they occur. This study suggests that a condition called femoral acetabular impingement -- essentially friction between the hip ball and socket -- may be a contributing factor.
This section provides information on the following procedures which are undertaken to treat the most common conditions of the hip.
Follows is a list of various hip arthroscopy procedures that may be performed at BSW Hip Preservation Center as deemed necessary by your physician:
At The BSW Hip Preservation Center, we perform intra-articular injections guided by fluoroscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This technique has been proven to be effective at diagnosing the precise location of a patient’s pain, as well as providing some temporary relief of pain.
Physical therapy is an integral part of the treatment plans provided at the BSW Hip Preservation Center. The goal of physical therapy is to decrease patients’ pain, increase their strength, the range of motion and improve balance. We work with a select group of physical therapists to ensure that our patients are participating in rehabilitation with therapists who understand and follow the protocols that are prescribed.
What is MRI?
MRI is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio frequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. MRI does not use ionizing radiation. as do X-rays and computed tomography (CT scans).
An arthrogram is an Imaging study used to assess your Joint problem. Contrast Ouid is injected into the joint being studied. Then x-ray computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Is used to create images.
(HealthDay News) -- If you've got arthritis and want to minimize joint pain, there are steps you can take to keep your joints healthier, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The CDC offers these suggestions:
Perform at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least five days each week. This can help decrease pain, improve motion and delay disability.
Lose weight if you're overweight or obese.
Visit your doctor if you have early signs of arthritis, such as joint pain. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term damage.
Protect your joints from injury, particularly if you engage in sports, work or other activities that require repetitive motion.
The most common injuries of the hip and groin region in athletes are muscle strain injuries. Muscles around the hip joint are especially prone to this type of injury because they are subject to eccentric contraction. Eccentric contractions cause tremendous forces in the muscle and can lead to a muscle strain. Muscle strains around the hip include groin pulls and hamstring strains.
Other common sports related hip injuries include:
Contusions (Hip Pointer)