4 Common Causes of Hip Problems & When You Should Seek Treatment

The summer months often consists of getting outdoors and getting active. Whether it’s walking along the beach or going out for a morning bike ride, the summer months are perfect for being active. However, those affected by hip pain may feel unable to perform their favorite seasonal activity. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we understand it can be difficult when hip pain holds you back, so we’ve laid out some helpful information on what may be causing your pain and when it’s time to seek orthopedic treatment:

 

  1. Osteoarthritis

According to The New England Journal of Medicine, osteoarthritis is the most common disorder of the joints in the United States (1). A variety of factors can cause this condition in the hips, including age and trauma. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cushioning cartilage in the hip joints begin to break down and cause the bones to rub against each other as you move.

 

 

  1. Stress Fractures

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation cites repetitive movements that place excessive stress on the bone as the most common cause of stress fractures in the hip (2).  Typically, stress fractures occur in those involved in high-impact sports, or sports that place a lot of stress on the hip joints, like running.

 

 

  1. Snapping Hip Syndrome

According to The American Journal of Sports Medicine, snapping hips syndrome is characterized by hip pain, along with a “snapping” sound coming from the hip joints during movement, and is most common among young adults (3).  Typically, three causes lead to this syndrome: the IT band snapping over the outside of the thigh, the deep hip flexor snapping over the front of the hip joint, and tears of the cartilage that surrounds the hip socket.

 

 

  1. Hip Labral Tear

An article published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine describes the symptoms associated with a hip labral tear as groin pain, pain in the buttocks, and mechanical symptoms such as clicking or locking in the hip joint (4). This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including heredity conditions, trauma, and repetitive motions. A tear in the hip labrum can cause a large amount of pain, as it causes a disruption in the cartilage’s normal function of holding the ball of the thigh bone securely in the hip socket.

 

 

When Should I Seek Treatment for My Hip Pain?

Many of these conditions require the help from physicians at Houston Physicians’ Hospital in the Clear Lake area to help manage symptoms and receive the proper form of treatment. However, it can be difficult to determine when it’s time to seek a professional for your hip pain. Typically, the most common sign that you need to seek treatment is an inability to perform daily activities due to your hip pain. However, there are some other common symptoms that indicate it’s time for expert treatment:

 

  • Hip pain when at rest
  • Swelling, redness, or a warm sensation around the hip joint
  • Hip pain following an injury or fall
  • Sudden onset of hip pain

 

For those affected by hip pain in the Clear Lake area, give Houston Physicians’ Hospital a call at (281) 557-5620. We’re a leading name in orthopedic pain management and treatment.

 

 

 

  1. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmcp071112
  2. https://now.aapmr.org/stress-fracture-of-the-hip/
  3. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/036354658401200504
  4. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12178-009-9052-9

 

Get Back to Life Without Back or Neck Pain

Houston Physicians’ Hospital is hosting another free community talk. Join our experts on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. for our community talk about back or neck pain. If you are suffering from back or neck pain symptoms, you have options for treatment through our Joint Solutions Center. Everyone in the Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City, and surrounding areas are welcomed to this free event at HPH. We hope to educate and inform our neighbors of professional healthcare treatments that solve knee pain problems. Our experts on this topic are Thea Lockett, MD, LAT, ATC and Catherine Sickorez, PT, DPT.

Join Our Back and Neck Pain Experts

Thea and Catherine are on staff at Houston Physicians’ Hospital, they will dive further into knee pain conditions and your treatment options at HPH. This community talk will take place at Houston Physicians’ Hospital 333 North Texas Avenue, Suite 2500 Webster, Texas.

To RSVP for our knee pain community talk, call (281) 557-4614 or email aspeaks@hphtx.org

 

Get Back to Life Without Back or Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Event Details” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow”][vc_column_text]Houston Physicians’ Hospital is hosting our fourth free community talk of Fall 2018. Join our experts Monday, October 1, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. for our community talk about back or neck pain. If you are suffering from back or neck pain symptoms, you have options for treatment through our Joint Solutions Center. Everyone in the Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City and surrounding areas are welcomed to this free event at HPH. We hope to educate and inform our neighbors of professional healthcare treatments that solve knee pain problems. Our expert on this topic is Dr. Eduardo Garcia, MD.

Join Our Back or Neck Pain Experts

Dr. Garcia areas of interest include nerve stimulation implantation and management, pain pump implantation, spinal stenosis and management and regenerative medicine. He is one of the physicians on staff at Houston Physicians’ Hospital. Dr. Garcia will dive further into knee pain conditions and your treatment options at HPH. This community talk will take place at Houston Physicians’ Hospital 333 North Texas Avenue, Suite 2500 Webster, Texas.

To RSVP for our knee pain community talk, call (281) 557-4614 or email aspeaks@hphtx.org

 

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Knee and Hip Pain Causes and Treatments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Event Details” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow”][vc_column_text]Houston Physicians’ Hospital is hosting our third free community talk for Fall of 2018. Join our experts Monday, September 17, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. for our community talk about knee and hip pain. If you are suffering from knee or hip pain symptoms, you have options for treatment through our Joint Solutions Center. Everyone in the Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City and surrounding areas are welcomed to this free event at HPH. We hope to educate and inform our neighbors of professional healthcare treatments that solve knee pain problems. Our experts on this topic are Stephanie Stinson, RN and Cody Pena, PTA.

Join Our Knee and Hip Pain Experts

Stephanie and Cody are on staff at Houston Physicians’ Hospital, they will dive further into knee and hip pain conditions and your treatment options at HPH. This community talk will take place at Freeman Branch Library, 166616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062.

To RSVP for our knee pain community talk, call (281) 557-4614 or email aspeaks@hphtx.org

 

                    

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Knee Pain Causes and Treatments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Event Details” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow”][vc_column_text]Houston Physicians’ Hospital is hosting free community talks through October. Join our experts Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for our community talk about knee pain. If you are suffering from knee pain symptoms, you have options for treatment through our Joint Solutions Center. Everyone in the Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City and surrounding areas are welcomed to this free event at HPH. We hope to educate and inform our neighbors of professional healthcare treatments that solve knee pain problems. Our expert on this topic is Dr. Daniel O’Neill.

Join Our Knee Pain Experts

Dr. O’Neill is board certified in orthopedics and sports medicine. He is one of the physicians on staff at the Joint Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital. Dr. O’Neill will dive further into knee pain conditions and your treatment options at HPH. This community talk will take place at Houston Physicians’ Hospital 333 North Texas Avenue, Suite 2500 Webster, Texas.

To RSVP for our knee pain community talk, call (281) 557-4614 or email aspeaks@hphtx.org

 

                        

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Get Back to Life Without Back or Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Event Details” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow”][vc_column_text]Houston Physicians’ Hospital is hosting our first free community talks, starting today through October. Join our experts Monday, August 27, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. for our community talk about back or neck pain. If you are suffering from back or neck pain symptoms, you have options for treatment through our Joint Solutions Center. Everyone in the Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, League City and surrounding areas are welcomed to this free event at HPH. We hope to educate and inform our neighbors of professional healthcare treatments that solve knee pain problems. Our experts on this topic are Stephanie Stinson, RN, & Catherine Sickorez, PT, DPT.

Join Our Back and Neck Pain Experts

Stephanie and Catherine are on staff at Houston Physicians’ Hospital, they will dive further into beck and neck pain conditions and your treatment options at HPH. This community talk will take place at Evelyn Meador Branch Library, 2400 North Meyer Road, Seabrook, TX 77586.

To RSVP for our back or neck pain community talk, call (281) 557-4614 or email aspeaks@hphtx.org

                  

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Use These Safety Tips to Protect Your Back During Summer Months

As summer continues here in Texas, many people with back problems wonder if their favorite activities can negatively affect their spine. As a leader in spine care in the Clear Lake area, Houston Physicians’ Hospital has some summer safety tips to help your back feel great all season long:

 

 

  1. Warm Up Before Playing Summer Sports

Impromptu sports games are a favorite summer activity in Webster, Texas, and the surrounding areas, but they can result in spinal injury without proper preparation. According to the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, stretching prior to physical activity decreases the risk of sustaining an injury (3). Spend about 10-15 minutes before playing any sports to warm up and reduce the risk of an injury that could hold you back from your favorite game.

 

  1. Pack Lightly for Vacation

When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to limit the amount of weight you’re packing into your suitcase. The Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine cites heavy lifting as one of the most commonly stated causes of lower back pain (4). To avoid over-packing that leads to back pain, search for hotels that have laundry facilities, so you can wash and re-wear clothes while traveling.

 

  1. Avoid Waterskiing

While waterskiing is a fun summer pastime, it is best avoided if you have back pain or have suffered from previous back problems. Due to the high-speed nature of waterskiing, a fall can result in a serious injury of the spine. In fact, The American Journal of Sports Medicine states that injuries sustained during waterskiing are comparable to trauma sustained during vigorous contact sports (2). To protect your spine from serious traumatic injury, it is best for those with back problems to avoid waterskiing.

 

  1. Check the Water

We all know the dangers of diving into shallow water, but it can be difficult to determine just how deep the water is at times, especially if the water is a bit murky. Unknowingly taking a dive into too-shallow water can lead to fractures in the vertebrae. According to documentation from Northwestern University-Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Unit, the most common levels of injury associated with diving were C-5 and C-6 vertebrae fractures (1). To avoid a potential spinal injury, always test the water’s depth before diving in.

 

 

These safety tips will help your back feel great throughout the season. For expert spine and pain management in the Houston Bay Area, visit the Spine Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital at www.SpineSolutionsCenter.com. The Spine Solutions Center is dedicated to helping you get back to the things you love without back pain. Appointments available within 48 hours and no referral is needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. https://www.worldneurosurgery.org/article/0090-3019(90)90064-V/fulltext
  2. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/036354658201000405
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S144024400600051X
  4. https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/6223365