A hip normally produces years of pain-free movement
thanks to cushioning cartilage. With age and use, the
cartilage and other hip structures can wear down or succumb
to damage and cause problems from slight discomfort to a
lack of mobility.
Hip problems can feel like knee problems as pain
appears not in the source but in another area of the body.
Beaufort Memorial’s experienced, board-certified
orthopaedic specialists offer treatments that can ease pain and boost mobility.
Causes of Hip Pain
- Arthritis and Inflammatory Joint Disease
- Muscle Strain
- Tendon injury or inflammation
Hip Pain Relief
Different types of hip pain reveal likely causes. Pain while resting can mean a less severe problem unless the pain awakens you. Pain when moving a hip or leg can signal injury or inflammation. Pain during weight bearing activities may indicate a bone or joint problem. Never ignore sharp or shooting pain; speak to your physician.
Simple changes such as rest, medication, injections, icing or non-weight bearing exercise can provide relief. In some cases, surgery may provide greater relief and improve mobility. Always see a physician if you have persistent hip or joint pain.
Healthy Hip Tips
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Skip high-impact activities
- Enjoy swimming and water-based activities
- Don’t ignore pain
Experiencing hip pain? Don’t ignore pain especially if it limits daily activities. Contact your physician for a referral to a specialist or schedule a visit with an orthopaedic specialist. To learn more about joint pain and treatment options, RSVP for a monthly Joint Replacement Informational Session by calling 843.522.5585.