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The top 4 causes of hip pain

An injury to the abdomen or the core muscles

Hip pain is far more common than people may think, and it can impact anyone. From children to students and even grandparents, the pain suffered from an injured hip can be debilitating, and one of the most significant issues is trying to ascertain exactly how it happened. Most skilled professionals such as chiropractors will be able to estimate how the injury occurred by assessing the location of the pain.

The top 4 causes of hip pain are listed below.

1. An injury to the abdomen or the core muscles

Hip pain is often caused by a flow effect of injuring soft tissues in the lower abdomen. Groin tears are common in people who play sports or perform activities that require frequent twisting, and the weakening of these muscles directly impacts the strength of the hip flexors.

2. Tendonitis

Tendonitis is caused by the overuse of tendons and is common in highly active people. Tendonitis is often caused by repetitive minor strains that aren’t addressed or treated, eventually leading to pain and an imbalance in the hip.


3. Bursitis

Bursitis is hip pain caused by ageing and the inflammation of sacs meant to prevent bones from rubbing against muscle fibre. Bursitis is common in people over 60, and the hip pain is felt outside of the high, buttocks, or upper thigh.

4. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is an ongoing, dull ache in the hip caused by cartilage breakdown and inflammation. Osteoarthritis develops as we age, mainly if doing a plethora of high-impact sports, and it begins to feel pain in the hip when it reaches the point that bone is rubbing on bone.

When pain and symptoms aren’t addressed, hip pain can feel incapacitating to a sufferer. Not only does it rarely go away on its own, but the symptoms also tend to worsen when left untreated.

Fortunately, skilled professionals, such as the chiropractors at Wimbledon Chiropractor & Sports Injury Clinic, will be able to diagnose the cause of the hip pain and set about creating a treatment plan to alleviate the discomfort. If you are experiencing discomfort in your hip region, just pick up the phone and give them a call today.