If hip pain is not treated, it may worsen over time, weaken the muscles in the legs, and reduce mobility. Dr. Frank Marinkovich and his expert staff at Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, Washington, use a comprehensive and individualized strategy to help your ailment and ensure an increased recovery.
Hip pain is a frequent ailment that several circumstances can bring on. The precise location of your hip discomfort may contain important details regarding its underlying cause. Instead of the hip, you can have pain in the groin or thigh.
Hip issues and illnesses can occasionally cause pain in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of suffering is known as referred pain.
There are various causes of hip pain. The most common causes include the following:
Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, a pulled muscle, or a torn tendon most likely cause your hip pain. Using an over-the-counter pain treatment like acetaminophen or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen or naproxen will usually relieve this.
Other approaches to pain relief, such as TENS(Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), are also available. It is a quick-acting pain reliever for hip issues that increases blood flow and relaxes the nervous system to enable you to combat discomfort.
However, you should contact your doctor immediately if the hip is bleeding, you can see exposed bone or muscle, you hear a cracking sound, or you cannot put any weight on it. It is best to watch out for the following signs in addition to hip pain:
Other scenarios that should prompt a call to your doctor for help:
At Eastside Family Health Center, we encourage your body's intrinsic healing processes to help it revitalize itself. We offer many of these regenerative treatments to help you feel better.