Whenever your body moves and you begin activating the hip, there’s a cushion of cartilage that helps to prevent friction while the hip bone moves within its socket.
While this is an incredibly durable piece of anatomy, it is not invincible, unfortunately. Over time, the cartilage can break down and this deterioration can eventually result in hip pain.
You may experience pain or discomfort in the thigh, the knee, within the hip joint, the buttocks and outside of the hip joint.
It’s important to first understand the cause your chronic hip pain before seeking out a treatment solution. Consult with your primary care physician first if you are experiencing pain. Your doctor will be able to give you greater insight into your situation, and help you develop a treatment regimen that will be effective for you. That said let’s take a look at some of the common treatment options available.
Hip surgery complications
If you do opt for hip surgery, there are some risks that you should be aware of. There is always the risk of infection and development of blood clots, these are generic to any type of surgery, however.
Dislocations can also occur because replacement hips are typically not as large, which means the ball pops out of the hip socket more frequently.
Thirdly, since the artificial hip is a foreign element, there is a chance that the body will have an adverse reaction to it. It typically results in swelling and pain. All of that said, trained medical professional’s are well aware of these common complications, and they have two pools at their disposal to both prevent and treat these potential occurrences should they arise.
Since the hip is integral to our whole body movement any, sort of pain in the area can be incredibly disconcerting. That said, depending on the severity of the pain and your physician’s recommendations, there is a range of different treatment options available to you.
You might be able to treat or least manage your pain, depending on its origin, by stretching and taking natural anti-inflammatories like fish oil. Or if your pain is more severe and chronic, you might require a hip replacement. It’s important to remember that while it might be in terrible pain now, there are solutions that can address your suffering.
As always, the best solution is to combine an integrative approach with a medical professional’s guidance, ensuring that you don’t opt for surgery too soon, but at the same time, you do not leave any stone unturned.