Your hip joint helps you move from a sitting position to a standing, walking or jumping position. This activity is a difficult activity that is impossible to do if there is hip stiffness.
Every step or movement can cause severe pain. When some hip stiff symptoms may be temporary, some other symptoms may cause discomfort if not treated immediately. Knowing when to check and get medical treatment, you can feel pain-free activity.
What causes hip stiffness?
Stiff hip can be caused by short-term injuries or part of a chronic, debilitating condition. Examples of injuries that can occur include hip fractures, dislocations, which are hip ligaments that are attracted or torn.
Hip Fracture are considered an emergency condition so you need to seek medical attention if you feel your hip is broken. You may also experience stiff hips after exercise resulting from a tight hip flexor muscle.
Flexor muscles in the legs and buttocks are a collection of muscles that help you hold your feet when you bend your back. Too tight flexor muscles are usually a temporary condition.
Chronic hip stiffness include:
Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that causes pain and stiffness in the spine
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) which is arthritis due to autoimmune factors
Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) or inflammation of the joints, usually attacks itself large like the hip joint
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), arthritis due to an autoimmune process
Hip Bursitis, bursitis is inflammation of the sac around the joint filled with fluid)
Legg-Calve-Pe disease, a condition that reduces blood supply to the upper end of the femur.
Hip Tendinitis, inflammation of the tendon
Hip avascular necrosis, death of tissue around the hip due to reduced blood supply
Symptoms Hip Stiff
Stiff hips are sensations in the hip joints. You can’t move as easily as usual, and the pain feels. You might also feel your hips click or pop when you move. Your range of movements is also affected. Sometimes, stiff hips can make you slow to move than usual.
How is Hip stiff diagnosed?
Your doctor may diagnose hip stiffness by checking your medical history, performing a physical examination, and doing an imaging scan.
Hip Stiff Treatments
Stiff hip treatment depends on the underlying cause. For example, hip fracture is usually treated with surgery. And dislocation in the hip joint can be reduced either by closed reduction, or open reduction (making an incision in the skin to reduce the hip).
There is no cure for arthritis in the hip. This condition is usually treated with anti-pain medication and physical therapy. Your doctor will also recommend you do a comprehensive hip arthroplasty.
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