Are try to understand what is causing your Hip Disorders.
What Causes Hip Disorders?
Hip disorders are often due to developmental conditions, injuries, chronic conditions, or infections. A few that occur commonly are mentioned here. First, Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of cartilage in the joint causes osteoarthritis. This makes the cartilage split and become brittle. In some cases, pieces of the cartilage break off in the hip joint. Once the cartilage wears down enough, it fails to cushion the hip bones, causing pain and inflammation. Second, Developmental Dysplasia: This condition occurs when a newborn baby has a dislocated hip or a hip that easily dislocates. A shallow hip socket that allows the ball to easily slip in and out is the cause of developmental dysplasia. Third, Perthes Disease: This disease affects children between the ages of 3 and 11. Perthes disease is the result of reduced blood supply to bone cells. This causes some of the bone cells in the femur to die and the bone to lose strength. Fourth, Irritable Hip Syndrome: Irritable hip syndrome can be common in children after an upper respiratory infection. It causes hip pain that results in limping. In most cases it resolves by itself. Fifth, Soft Tissue Pain and Referred Pain
Pain in the hip may be due to an injury or defect affecting the soft tissues outside of the hip. This is known as referred pain. Sixth, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a separation of the ball of the hip joint from the thigh bone (femur) at the upper growing end (growth plate) of the bone. This is only seen in growing children. Surgically stabilizing the joint with pins is a common effective treatment.
If you have hip pain, your doctor will perform a physical examination and run imaging tests to try to diagnose the cause. A simple visual examination of the hip may reveal a deformity or injury. Your doctor will often manipulate your leg in different directions, looking for resistance, a popping sensation, or pain. These can indicate the source of the hip problem. However, more tests may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis. Imaging tests such as X-ray, ultrasound, bone scan and MRI allow the doctor to view the hip in detail. They’ll be able to see any fractures, deformities, or swelling using these imaging tests. Your doctor may choose to do a bone biopsy to check for abnormalities in the bone and surrounding tissues. A few treatments for hip pain are as follows: