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Pain in the region of the hip can come from problems in the joint itself or surrounding muscle and tendons. Pain in the groin, buttock, lateral hip area, and radiating down thigh can all be related to hip pathology. Depending on the location and nature of the discomfort, as well as aggravating and relieving factors can help establish the diagnosis. Problems such as bursitis, tendonitis, labral tearing, and muscle strains are common in the hip. Examination by the doctor and testing such as X-rays or MRI may used to identify the problems. Treatments can include medications, therapy, injections, and even surgery.
Arthritis in the hip region is a common occurrence. Pain in the groin or buttock, which may radiate down thigh to knee are signs of arthritis. Pain with rotation of you leg, such as crossing your leg, limited motion, stiffness in morning or after rest, and increased pain with activity, can all indicate arthritis. Examination by the doctor and x-rays are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Depending on the severity of arthritis, your age, and activity level, treatment options will be discussed. Treatments include, NSAIDS, injections, PRP, assistive devices, activity modification, and joint replacement surgery.
Hip fractures are one of the most common fractures treated by orthopedic surgeons. Osteoporotic bone, age, and trauma, all contribute to hip fractures. Surgery is required for pain control and mobilization. This may include fixing the fracture to allow the bone to heal, or replacing part or all of the hip joint itself, depending on how the hip is fractured. Prevention with bone density testing and treatment is the best treatment to prevent the fracture from occurring. Minimally invasive techniques can help speed healing and restore rapid ambulation.