Hip osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is the most common cause of hip pain in older adults. Osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the protective cartilage on the ends of bones.
Bursitis is inflammation of any of the bursas of the hip joint. Bursas are fluid-filled sacs found in areas of high friction in the body. Common areas to have bursas are between tendons and bones.
A common area to have tendonitis of the hip is in the hip flexor. Several muscles help to flex your hip, and any one of these may be involved, but your iliopsoas muscle is typically the culprit.
Traumatic events can potentially cause many different injuries. Injuries to the hip are quite common in traumatic circumstances. Whether this event is a fall, a sports injury, or a car accident, there is the risk of sustaining a hip fracture, hip dislocation, or a labral tear.
Avascular necrosis occurs when the head of the femur is no longer receiving a healthy amount of blood. As the blood flow is cut off, the femur’s head, which is made of bone, actually starts to die.
This list of common causes of hip pain is not all-inclusive. There are several other reasons why someone may be experiencing hip pain. Even the low back and SI joints can cause hip pain. The most important thing you can do is to have your symptoms evaluated to begin the correct treatment plan.
Meet Dr. Paul Norio Morton Dr. Paul Norio Morton, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in hip and knee surgery, specializing in robotic joint replacements, complex joint reconstruction, sports injuries, and trauma. Reach out to him to learn more about treatment options for your problem.