Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems which the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the in the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligament, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain.
Getting a hip pain diagnosis. You doctor diagnose hip pain with a history and physical examination. Physical examination maneuvers, such as internally and externally rotating the hip, can be used to detect pain-aggravating positions. Tenderness can be elicited by palpating over inflamed areas. Straight leg raising can detect signs of sciatica. Your doctor may use imaging studies, including X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans, to further define the causes of hip pain. Sometimes, nuclear medicine bone scans are used to image inflamed or fractured bone.
What are treatments for hip pain:
The treatment of hip pain depends on the precise cause of the pain. Treatment can include rest, now-weight-bearing, anti-inflammatory medication. For local inflammation, sometimes injection of cortisone medication (steroids) is used to quiet the inflammation. For severe arthritis, total joint replacement is performed when possible.
Acupuncture treatment for hip pain:
Acupuncture treatment for hip pain has a long history. For our experience, we used acupuncture and Tui Nai treated hip pain such as Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, Piriformis syndrome, Superior clunel neuritis, Sciatica, Subluxation of sacroiliac joint, sacroiliitis, Lipocele of sacroiliac fascia and has been got the satisfaction of the efficacy.