The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the upper leg to bend and rotate at the pelvis. Hip injuries are commonly result from a fall or a direct blow to the side of the hip. Some medical conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, or stress injuries can weaken the bone and make the hip more susceptible to injury.
There are a variety of hip injuries that occur as a result of sports activities. Symptoms often include:
- Pain in the front of the hip and groin or inner thigh
- Acute or persistent pain on the outside of the hip
- Feeling that the hip is out of joint
If you have hip pain don't try to ignore it, or push yourself through it. It is important to get your hip injury diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Come in and see us!
Hip Sports Injuries
Many athletic activities can make a participant more prone to hip sports injuries. Some common conditions or injuries that affect the hip include:
- Contusion - A contusion, also called a hip pointer, is caused when a blow to the outside of the hip injuries a pelvic muscle.
- Stress Fractures - Stress fractures of the hip are commonly seen in long distance runners.
- Trochanteric Hip Bursitis - Inflammation of the bursa over the outside of the hip joint.
- Iliopsoas Bursitis or Tendonitis - Inflammation of the iliopsoa tendon commonly occurring in gymnasts, dancers, and as well as track and field athletes.
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip - A condition that can develop as the result of a hip injury.
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome - Hip pain caused by tightening of the iliobial band, often associated with running, cycling, hiking, and weight lifting.
- Piriformis Syndrome - Tightening of the piriformis muscle, which runs to the outer hip.
A physical examination and a variety of diagnostic tests will allow us to quickly diagnose your hip issues and get you headed toward recovery.
Treatment of Hip Sports Injuries
Depending on the nature of your hip injury, a common first approach may be RICE:
- Rest the hip by staying off it or using crutches
- Ice to control swelling
- Compression bandages
- Elevation of the hip when possible
When hip pain and problems persist, we have many other approaches for treating hip injuries. Our skilled and experienced doctors will guide you in selecting the right course of treatment for your hip injury.
Contact us or call our appointment line at 513-793-3933, and we will reserve the time and location that works best for you — we can usually schedule your appointment within 48 hours.