Hip Pain

Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. Your hip is one of the strongest and most secure joints in the body, however, hips can become painful due to strains, fractures and dislocations. The hip joint is designed to endure recurring motion and everyday wear and tear. A ball-and-socket joint which is the body’s largest joint fits together and allows for fluid movement. Hip pain can be connected to pain in various areas of the body such as, groin, thigh, buttocks, back, and the joints of the hip.

Common Causes of Hip Pain

Common causes of pain located in the hip are, inflamed tendons or tendonitis which is often caused by over exercising. Athritis, which is the most common form of long term pain. Hip fractures, which cause sharp and sudden pains and require immediate professional care.

Hip Pain is Diagnosed by:

  • Fluid Tests
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound

Home Remedies and Care for Hip Pain

Refrain from activities that increase hip pain. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time. Sleep on the opposite side from where the hip pain is located. Elevating the painful joint can relieve swelling and pain.

Conditions Associated with Hip Pain

  • Cancer Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciaticia
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis

Common Treatments for Hip Pain

  • Epidural Nerve Block
  • Intra-Articular Joint Injections
  • SI Joint Injections
  • Medication Management
  • Rehabilitation

Knee Pain FAQs

Hip issues may be painful and are a common concern for many people. The first beginning signs of a hip problem include-

  • Hip discomfort felt while exercising, sleeping, or walking.
  • Pain or discomfort during or after activity.
  • Problem walking short or normal distances.
  • Stiffness - Difficulty bending over or lifting something off the floor.
  • Limping - whether acute or chronic.
  • Hip swelling and tenderness.
  • Skin and muscle swelling.

If you have any of these symptoms, you need immediate medical help.

  • Sudden onset of severe hip pain with or without a fall or back injury.
  • Buttocks are swollen and hot.
  • The color of the skin on the waist has changed.
  • You have hip pain accompanied by a high fever and a shivering body.
  • Severe back pain after a fall or Injury.
  • Inability to walk or put weight on the legs.
  • Tingling or loss of feeling in the lower back or legs after an injury.

Hip problems can be caused by diseases or conditions in other body parts, such as the lower back. Various underlying problems include arthritis, Injury, or other problems. Hip discomfort can be associated with pain in other parts of the body, such as the groin, thighs, buttocks, back, and hips.

Not all forms of hip pain require medical attention. If the pain is not severe, you can try the following home treatments to help you feel better.

  • Apply ice packs to your hip joints every 20 minutes to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
  • Warm compresses to relax the muscles around the hip joint.
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers reduce swelling and relieve pain.
  • Do not stress or overload.

If you experience extreme discomfort, cannot bear weight on your lower back or notice a drastic change in the appearance of your lower back, you should see a doctor immediately.

Hip problems can lead to disability if left untreated, so it's important to see an experienced doctor specializing in hips and other joints. Orthopedic surgeons may scan to evaluate the cause and discuss effective treatments to relieve hip pain, including Epidural Nerve Block, Intra-Articular Joint Injections, SI Joint Injections, Medication Management and Rehabilitation.

Many people experience hip pain when walking. Injuries to the muscles, tendons, bones, or nerves around the hip joint are many causes of chronic diseases such as arthritis. You can work with your doctor to determine the cause of your hip condition to get the right treatment. Diagnosis and treatment depend on the hip pain location and the patient's medical history.

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  • The care they give is amazing. The front desk gals are so friendly and helpful assisting with anything I've asked. My PA Nathan is very knowledgeable, personable and has been amazing in assisting me with my pain issue's along with other problems. I would and do recommend them to my friends and family.

    SanDee Rhett Avatar SanDee Rhett
    February 16, 2024

    I recently had a visit and hip injection by Dr. Sneddon. He is brilliant. Very nice man who figured out a problem I didn't even know I had. Would recommend to anyone. The team is also very pleasant and professional.

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    February 5, 2024

    Always helpful and great to see. Once again they came through for me with amazing help! I couldn't leave another 5 star review so I would like to add and just let everyone know how amazing Emily M. and Melissa F. are! The reception are always so friendly and helpful, everyone I've had contact with have always been incredible and positive and make every visit great! I referring to the North side location, as I've never been to the other one, they know how to hire the right people!

    Brandon K Avatar Brandon K
    January 19, 2024
  • I have been a patient with Spine Team for about the last two years and have to say they are number one! Dr. Emily has been a great listener and really pays special attention to my needs also the other team members Angel and Laicy do a fine job of keeping my appointments on time and checking me in. Life is a journey and not a destination and with the help Spine Team North my quality of life has improved greatly.

    ryan kunz Avatar ryan kunz
    December 19, 2023

    I've been very impressed with the care Emily and her MA Laicy has given me. From the beginning Emily has done everything that she can to see that I go in the right direction for the pain that I've been in. I'm so grateful for my knee injections. I'm starting to feel like a normal person. I will continue recommending Spine Team.

    Kathleen Hartshorn Avatar Kathleen Hartshorn
    November 19, 2023

    Kellie is a knowledgeable and effective therapist for physical pain. She not only diminishes alot of the pain at the visit but she has so much information on any specific part of my body that we are working on at the time that I get educated which helps me understand. She is a positive person. She has an upbeat and outgoing personality. I always look forward to seeing her. She is definitely a bright spot in my day! And...my pain is always better the day she treats me. Win -win.

    Jillybean Avatar Jillybean
    November 19, 2023
  • I want to comment on my visits to see Emily and Laicy at the north office; they are so professional and caring! I feel so comfortable with talking to them about the issues I may have at the time and know that when I leave my appointment that we have gone over everything with answers. It is a great feeling that when you walk in the receptionist are so kind and easy going and to go to your appointment and you have the most upbeat and professional healthcare; it just makes your day!

    Brenda B Kastelein Avatar Brenda B Kastelein
    November 19, 2023

    I have have been going to Spine Team for 2 1/2 years. I cannot say enough good things about Emily and Laicy. They know me know my case and are so helpful with anything I need. Even though I have moved farther south in Idaho I will still continue to keep my care with them Thank you

    Candi Rosco Avatar Candi Rosco
    November 19, 2023

    Emily and Laicy @ Spokane Spine Team are great!! All the staff are wonderful! I love working with Emily. She is such a caring and compassionate Doctor and is always trying to find ways to get rid of my pain or make it more manageable. And great big THANK YOU to everyone, especially Emily, at Spokane Spine Team, for all that you do for everyone!! 😊❤️

    November 19, 2023