People of all ages and walks of life suffer from hip pain. While there are treatment methods to help you live with the pain, it maybe be better to inform you about what can cause this pain so you can be aware and try to avoid it all together.

What Are the Common Causes of Hip Pain?

The problem with hip pain is that it may not always be felt over the hip; it may be a shooting pain in the middle of your thigh or an irritating pain in your groin, or may also be an indication that there is something wrong with your back. But these are for a pain management physician or physical therapist to decide.

After diagnosing and treating hundreds of pain sufferers, our pain specialists have come to the conclusion that the following are some of the most common causes of hip pai and their treatment optionsn:

Hip Fractures: Elderly people suffering from osteoporosis are most likely to fracture their hips, and not only from major falls or slips, but also from simple and day-to-day activities. Fractures are the most common causes of acute pain.

Stress Fractures: These are common in athletes or people who regularly engage in high-impact sports like long-distance running. Depending on the nature of the case, we may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines to the patient.Arthritis: We can effectively treat this condition with our combination of flexibility-enhancing and strength-inducing exercises customized to the needs of your body.

Bursitis and Tendonitis: The former is an inflammation of the bursa that lies over and outside the hip joint and the latter can afflict any tendon in the hip joint area. These medical conditions, though extremely painful, can be effectively cured with our range of treatment methodologies that include physical therapy, acupuncture, and medications.

Muscular Strains: The most common of these are pulls in the groin region and hamstring strains. Pain caused due to these reasons is not only fully curable but our customized physical therapy that restores the flexibility, suppleness, and strength in your hip area and induces your body to trigger a self-healing mechanism. This ensures that you are cured naturally without the aid of drugs.

If you already suffer from hip pain, or have any questions about the causes or treatment programs available, contact you local pain management/physical therapist clinic, or refer to our website and information listed in the Author Signature box below.

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Global Pain & Spine Clinic of Niles, IL specializes in pain management through physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractics for a wide variety of ailments. Visit our website at for contact info and a better look at the health services we have to offer.