The hip joint is the largest joint of the human body. A wide range of disorders can affect the hips including various forms. Below are common hip conditions and hip treatments provided by EBJ Proliance Surgeons.
Meralgia Paresthetica is a condition when a large nerve to the thigh is compressed. Injury to the hip or repetitive activities could irritate the nerve leading to pain, burning sensation, tingling, or numbness in outer part of the thigh.
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition in which the bony structure of the hip joint impinges (or contacts) itself during certain motions of the hip. This repetitive impingement can lead to hip labral tears over time. This bony structure can be corrected with hip arthroscopic surgery to prevent impingement from occurring.
Hamstring injuries are the most common muscle injury in thigh. A “pulled” hamstring is a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons. This injury typically occur during accelerating-deceleration and high-speed running activities, such as basketball, football, and track and field. The best way to prevent hamstring injuries are to maintain flexibility and strength of the hamstring muscles
The hip labrum functions as a bumper around the hip socket. Injury or repetitive movement of the hip can cause damage or tearing of the labrum. A hip labral tear often results in pain deep in the groin and/or a “catching” sentation in the hip. Labral tears that do not improve with rest, physical therapy and antiinflammatory medications can be treated with hip arthroscopic surgery.
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.
For younger, more active people needing a hip replacement, total hip resurfacing may be a good alternative. The procedure is more bone conserving. It may be better suited for the younger more active high demand patient as it permits a full return to normal activity.
When overuse or injury stretches or tears the muscle fibers, the resulting injury is called a strain. Strains of the muscles around the hip and pelvis can cause pain and spasm. The most common strains are groin pulls and hamstring strains.
Injury such as fall or fracture to the hip joint can lead to traumatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that is caused from blunt, penetrating, or repeated trauma to the joint. Traumatic arthritis can cause damage to the articular cartilage of the hip leading to pain.
The snapping sensation about the hip results from the movement of a muscle or tendon (the tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone) over hip’s bony structure. Snapping hip is usually painless but can be annoying. Young athletes and dancers frequently experience snapping hip.