Hip impingement is an inability for the pelvis and the femur to connect in smooth motion. This condition is also known as Femoro Acetabular Impingement (FAI). Symptoms include stiffness in the thigh, groin, and an inability to use the hip’s motion. Pain may be felt when walking or sitting. Treatments for hip impingement includes physical therapy exercises, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, and resting the hip.
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis, which occurs when the hip joint is affected by injury or inflammation, and the cartilage starts breaking down. It is also known as age related arthritis, and degenerative joint disease. Symptoms include stiff, creaky, swollen joints, joint pain, and limited motion. Treatments include hot or cold packs, medications, and NSAIDs.
Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
Avascular necrosis is the condition where there is a lack of blood flowing to the bone. A common reason for this condition is a fracture of the femur. Symptoms include pain if pressure is applied to the affected area, severe pain if the bone collapses, and inability to use the joint. Treatments include medication, weight reduction, electrical stimulation, and range of motion exercises.
Burstitis is inflammation of the bursa; a small jelly like sac located in various parts of the body, including the hip. The primary symptom is sharp and intense pain at the hip, which extends to the outer thigh area. Avoid activities involving hip movements, which can worsen the condition. Cortisteroid injections can help relieve the pain. However, physical therapy is the best option for relieving hip bursitis.
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