Hip

The specialty-trained doctors at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of hip injuries and conditions.

Hip pain is often a condition that has developed over years, such as arthritis or bursitis. More active patients will commonly develop overuse conditions like Iliotibial Band Syndrome, strains or tendonitis resulting from sports or recreational activities. Often however, the exact cause is not always identifiable. Acute or chronic hip conditions can be very painful and limiting.

Symptoms of hip injury include:

  • Pain in or around the hip joint, low back or buttock region
  • Pain in the groin or front of leg
  • Stiffness/pain with movement
  • Limping or instability on your feet
  • Limited movement of the hip or spine
  • Weakness or atrophy in the muscles in the upper leg

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HIP (TROCHANTERIC) BURSITIS

The human body has dozens of small lubricating sacs located between bones and soft tissue structures called bursa. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, which is usually the result of another underlying hip condition (e.g. tendonitis or osteoarthritis). Bursitis usually presents with intense pain on the outside of the hip that may progress down the thigh. Patients are unable to side lie on their hip and prolonged standing and walking will increase the symptoms.

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OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) OF THE HIP

There are several types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, which is characterized by a wearing away of the cushioning cartilage located on the joint surface.  OA is a chronic condition that occurs over many years. Patients will complain of hip stiffness upon rising in the morning, painful or tender joints that may be swollen, or a “crunching” or “popping” sound when moving the hip or leg. Symptoms are worse with standing and walking as well as when transitioning form sitting to standing. Groin pain and thigh pain are also common symptoms associated with OA of the hip.

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ILLIOTIBIAL BAND (ITB) SYNDROME

The ITB is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the outside of the hip to the outside of the knee. Patients commonly present with pain and tightness at the insertion of the ITB on the knee, however pain can occur anywhere along the course of the ITB. This injury occurs more often in runners and cyclists with poor foot mechanics and/or weak pelvic muscles.

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Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?

Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic hip condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, we may be able to help.

To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960 or you may contact us online.