Hip pain and stiffness is a common condition treated at Airrosti. The hip is one of the largest joints in the body. To function correctly and with full range of motion, the ligaments, muscles, and fascia surrounding the joint must be working in unison. Our providers are trained to find the source of the pain and eliminate it quickly and safely — typically in as few as three visits based on patient-reported outcomes.
The hip joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint—the body’s largest ball and socket joint—fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. While many causes of hip pain can arise from the joint itself, there are numerous structures surrounding the hip that can also be the source of pain.
Untreated acute trauma is often the cause of hip pain, but any source of inflammation may cause discomfort in the hip area. Pain is one of the symptoms of inflammation, along with swelling, warmth, and redness; together these are signals and symptoms that a problem may exist.
Hip pain may also arise from overuse injuries in which muscles, tendons, and ligaments can become inflamed. These injuries may be due to routine daily activities that may cause undue stress on the hip joint because of one specific strenuous event. Overuse may also cause gradual wearing away of the cartilage in the hip joint, causing arthritis.
Pain can be referred from other structures outside the hip joint, meaning that while the hip hurts, the problem may potentially originate elsewhere, such as in the iliotibial band. Hip pain is a nonspecific complaint that requires the health care professional to find the underlying cause from the many potential illnesses or injuries.
Hip pain is very common problem with a multitude of causes. Without specific trauma, proper diagnosis can be difficult and—given the limited time many providers have to spend with each patient—usually requires imaging and other costly diagnostic tests. Once diagnosed, treatment typically involves rest/limited activity, medications for pain management, and weeks of therapy.
Airrosti’s targeted treatment leads to an 89% complete injury resolution rate and a 99% patient satisfaction rate. Learn more about Airrosti’s safe and highly effective treatment or give us a call at (800) 404-6050 to schedule your appointment today.