Cause and Treatment for a Sprained Hip
Before getting into the meat and potatoes of this article, we need to clarify the difference between a sprained hip and strained hip. For some, this may be too basic while others may require a bit of clarity: an important point, especially if you are suffering from hip pain.
Whenever you hear the term “Sprain,” it refers to an injury to the ligaments of a joint. Ligaments are the connectors of our bones. Joint Ligaments are the fibrous tissues that connect our bones. The shoulder and the hip joint are the two most ligament dense joints of the body. In other words, these two joints have layers upon layers of ligaments. We need these ligaments to prevent a dislocation. Sometimes, these ligaments get stretched beyond their limits leading to a sudden onset injury or microscopic tears, which produces varying degrees of pain.
A “Strain” on the other hand is an injury similar to the sprain, but one that involves the muscle. For example, a ”Strained Hamstring.” Sprain and Strain injuries are common in sports. It is important to understand the cause (ligament or muscle) before treatments, as the different tissues will require distinct levels of care.
One of the most common injuries that we encounter in our offices is a “Sprained Hip.” They are relatively common because the hip has layers and layers of it to protect the joint.
What Should You Do With an Injured Hip?
The first thing you need to do with an injured hip is to stop the activity that caused the injury. Even if the pain felt is minimal, activity should be stopped to avoid further damage to hipe and spine. Also, icing the injured area can help with speedy recovery. Applying ice to injury is essential. Try your best to ice the injured area with an hour of injury. Most patients with hip injury also have co-injuries. Co-injuries or co-conditions that involve the lower back and knees are common. So, ice the knee or lower back if you are experiencing any symptoms in the knees or low back. Slip-disc is a nasty disorder often presenting as painful hip. The best advice we can provide as a self-help is to call our center. Let our clinical experts assess your condition to see if it warrants treatment or therapy from our clinical physiotherapists or chiropractors (Kiropraktor).
What Causes Hip Pain While Walking?
A common cause of hip pain while walking is the neglect of old injury. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that is encapsulated with a tough band of ligaments. These ligaments hold the joint in place, preventing it from disclosing. Even the mildest injury to the hip joint can have far-reaching consequences. Mild injuries often show up later as painful hips. With a mild injury, the ligaments and soft tissues get damaged. As you age the severity of damage may worsen. In time, it could lead to frequent or constant hip pain. In fact, these old and untreated injuries are common causes of hip pain while walking in persons over the age of 50.
A person with a hip injury has stretched or torn one of the ligaments that support the hip joint. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that hold the bones in place during movement of a joint. If you have sprained your hip, you may feel pain and tenderness around your hip joint. You may find it hard to walk, especially if you are having hip pain. You might find it difficult when you stand or feel a bit (or a lot) of hip pain or stiffness in your hip joint. Our bodies are mechanical things like a car. Sometimes joints get stuck or are not moving correctly. When this happens, the malfunction turns into wear and tear and eventual breakdown.
How long should you wait before you get treatment for a hip injury?
The hip joint is an essential weight-bearing joint. Slightest pain that lasts longer than three days should be treated experts that specialize in hip treatments. But, this doesn’t mean you go to the orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeons are needed when you want surgery. If you are not keen on getting surgery, it will be much better to visit a chiropractor or a physiotherapist. Surgeons often prescribe medication or injections for injured hips. Medication and injections are not treatments. They are chemical that subdues the pain, and as such should be avoided. Our recommendation is to opt for treatments that address the injured hip holistically without invasive methods or procedures.
Pain is the warning light that says something is wrong. Keep driving yourself around with the warning light on, and you can reasonably expect that eventually, you are going to break down. Your mechanical car needs regular maintenance, why would you expect your mechanical body to be any different? Thus, highlighting the necessity of urgent care when an injury occurs. Our centers offer the best clinical physiotherapy in Malaysia. In addition to clinical physiotherapy, our Chiropractic Treatment in Malaysia is second to none.
The pain of a Sprained Hip can be referred to the Low Back or Down to the Leg
Hips are the strongest of joints in your body. They bear your weight and allow to live a healthy active life. However, injuries do lead to malfunction and pain. Care should be sought as soon as possible to prevent instabilities in the hips. The hip is anatomically one of the most stable joints in your body, but it is susceptible to injury when in the flexed (knee towards chest). However, extension (knee towards the back) injuries may occur with significant trauma. Hip pain resulting from a hip sprain is an uncommon sports injury, accounting for less than 4% of all sprains and 1% of all injuries. They do happen, though.
Sprained hip refers to hip pain on the medial aspect (inside/toward the midline of the body) of the knee, lower back, groin or buttocks. Persistent pain, particularly with locking or catching sensations, should be evaluated immediately. Chiropractic Specialty Centers® treat Sprained Hip through the collaborative efforts of Advanced Clinical Chiropractors in Malaysia and research-based teams of Physiotherapists. For best-sprained hip treatment in Malaysia, visit one of our centers today.