Pain in the hip joint - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment .MF .

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Legs

Pain in the hip may be associated with damage to its various structures or adjacent tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, muscle, fascia, etc.).

pain caused by damage to the hip joint is not always worried about it in the joint, it may be distributed around the thigh down to the shin.Conversely, hip pain may be associated with damage to the joint is not as well, such as the lumbar spine.

Besides pain patients are often concerned about the decrease in joint mobility (stiffness) - broken hip flexion, suffering its lateral movement.

Possible causes of pain in the hip joint

two most dangerous (but fortunately, not very private) causes pain in the hip - fractures, aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.

fracture of the femur (especially its neck - the narrowest part) - a very serious problem, especially in the elderly.As a result it is often greatly reduced human activity, except in the elderly often occurs during recovery from severe complications (infection, thrombosis, etc.).The risk of fracture increases

with age, especially if there is a risk of osteoporosis (loss of bone density and strength).

Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head - it is the death and destruction of the articular portion of the femur, which is due to the termination of its blood supply.This condition can be a complication when taking glucocorticoid (hormonal) drugs, in antiphospholipid thrombosis and other diseases.

Other causes of hip pain are much more common.

Arthritis - inflammation of the joints (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis).
trochanteric bursitis bags - an inflammation of the fluid bag (bags), which is located above the projection of the femur.
joint disease in various rheumatic diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
Tendinitis - inflammation of the tendons.
joint infection.
joint injuries.
meniscus damage.
Strained ligaments and tendons.

Much rarer are other reasons, for example, bone tumors and soft tissue.

What should I do in case of pain in the hip joint?

If you suspect that the slightly severe pain associated with injury or netyazhёloy overloaded joint, the following measures can be taken:

avoid stress on the affected joint, keep him calm;
take acetaminophen (paracetamol) or ibuprofen (or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug);
during sleep, it is desirable to lay on the healthy side.

Even with a small suspected fracture of the femur is an urgent need to call a doctor .

With a strong, permanent or long-lasting pain, visible deformation of the joint, redness hip and heating, color change legs below the hips and violating the sensitivity, as well as in cases of suspected injury should seek emergency medical attention.

Frequent self-medication errors:

With the ineffectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, especially for a long time to see a doctor.

independently using different vegetable and homeopathic preparations.

no access to a doctor for severe injury or related symptoms.Help

any medical specialists may be required in case of pain in the hip joint?

  • rheumatologist.
  • Traumatologist and orthopedist.
  • Physiotherapist.
  • Neurologist