Older adults are susceptible to hip and pelvis injuries from slips, trips and falls. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. Hip and pelvis injuries are also common sports injuries, workplace injuries, and home injuries.
Diagnosing what is causing your hip pain is crucial to treating it effectively, and ultimately reducing pain and improving quality of life. There are many ways to treat the injury and there are great advancement technologies for finding alternative options to joint replacement. A highly qualified orthopedic specialist, like the ones at Go To Ortho, can easily guide you in understanding your options.
Common hip and pelvis injuries are:
- Labral tear
You might feel pain in your:
- Inside of the hip joint
- Outside of the hip joint
Symptoms will vary, depending on the severity of the injury, and can include:
- Pain that worsens with activity
- Pain at night or when resting
- Decreased range of motion
- Developing a limp
- Swelling, redness and warmth around the joint
Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture include:
- Severe pain in your hip or groin
- Inability to move immediately after a fall
- Inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip
- Stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around your hip area
- Shorter leg on the side of your injured hip
- Leg turning outward on the side of your injured hip
Hip injuries can improve with treatment. Severe hip and pelvis injuries may require surgery. If your injury requires surgery, we can schedule your procedure with one of our surgeons or an affiliated surgeon at any one of a number of area hospitals convenient for you.
You can provide initial treatment at home with rest, ice and heat. In addition, some stretches and low-impact exercises, such as swimming, can reduce pain and improve joint mobility. Contact Go To Ortho to learn more.