Hip Pain

Hip Pain Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment Approach

Our Treatment Approach

Most painful conditions begin with damage to the soft tissue structures and progress into degenerative conditions that include hip osteoarthritis, labral degeneration, snapping hip syndrome, bone spurs, femoroacetabular impingement and more. Until the soft tissue injuries are addressed comprehensively, the joint will continue to degenerate due to the destructive joint motions. S.T.A.R. Therapy can get to the root cause that is allowing destructive joint motions.

Cortisone injections are routinely used in traditional medicine to cover up the pain temporarily and have degenerative effects that lead to early onset of osteoarthritis. Traditional treatments are not targeted to resolve the source of hip pain, which therefore leads to accelerated degeneration and the eventual need for hip replacement.

We found S.T.A.R. Therapy is an excellent option for alleviating chronic hip pain and the need for most hip surgeries. Our team can determine if you sound like a good candidate for our clinics. Even if you have been recommended for surgery or have tried cortisone, or other injections that did not resolve the pain, we may very well be able to help you!

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Hip Bursitis

  • Hip bursitis, also known as Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid between the tendon and bone. A bursa prevents friction and helps movement in the joint so when it becomes inflamed, it causes hip pain. Most cases of hip bursitis are caused by overuse and poor biomechanics, although a direct impact like a fall could also cause it. Read more on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.

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Hip Labrum Tear

  • A labral tear of the hip is a tear to the cartilage lining of the joint, called the acetabulum. Symptoms of a labral tear include:

    • Pain in the hip and/or groin.
    • A clicking or locking of your joint may occur.
    • You may have stiffness and/or restricted mobility in your hip joint.
    • Symptoms may come on suddenly following an impact or trauma. But can also develop gradually if your joint progressively degenerates.

Hip Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis is ‘wear and tear’ (degeneration) of the hip joint. The hard cartilage on the ends of the bone wears away and eventually, the bone starts to wear away also. Symptoms include:

    • Hip pain
    • Reduced joint mobility
    • Joint inflammation. Your hip joint will feel hot and inflamed.

    It is common in older people over the age of 50, especially women. Although there is no cure, osteoarthritis can be managed with various treatment options.

Tendon Injury

  • The rectus femoris is one of the powerful quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh. A strain or tear in the tendon can occur at its origin at the front of the hip. Symptoms include:

    • A sudden sharp pain at the front of the hip or groin.
    • Pain usually occurs whilst doing explosive type activity such as sprinting or jumping.
    • Swelling and bruising may occur with pain when lifting the knee up against resistance.
    • Tenderness will be felt when pressing in where the muscle attaches at the front of the hip.