While it is more common in older individuals, hip pain can affect everybody, regardless of age or gender. It is a common type of pain with many potential causes. Most of the time, the location and severity of the pain provides valuable context and insight into what may be the root cause.
Read more below to determine if a consultation at ChiroSouth is right for you and your health.
Potential Signs of Hip Pain
Consistent hip pain can make it difficult to move and complete daily tasks. If you experience any of the following signs along with your hip pain, we recommend that you make an appointment at ChiroSouth immediately.
- Stiffness in hip joints
- Pain near the groin, outer hip or lower hip
- Restricted movement in hips
- Persistent discomfort or soreness in the hip during or after exercise
- Swelling or tenderness in or around the hip area
- Unable to bear weight on one or both legs
- Little to no improvement after self-treatment, such as over-the-counter pain medicine
Causes of Hip Pain
Unfortunately, hip pain alone is not enough to diagnose a potential cause. Hip pain can have multiple causes that are not an underlying disease. Common examples of hip pain are listed below.
- Physical trauma, such as a car accident
- Awkward sitting positions for long periods of time
- An improper posture, whether sitting or standing
- Muscle sprains
It is important to have your hip pain examined just in case a debilitating disease is a culprit. Potential diseases include osteoarthritis and arthritis, both of which can potentially decrease quality in lifestyle.