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Hip / Buttocks

Hip injuries can be very painful and affect the way we live our lives. Most people think of aging when it comes to hip injuries, but studies show that hip injuries start a lot sooner that people would think. This especially is the case with athletes.

Without proper hip functionality, ones life really can get limited. There are many things that can go wrong in the hip area, so special care is needed. Spine and Sports Rehab treats all the following conditions that affect the hip:

Sacroiliac joint pain can be very severe and easily confused with lumbar disc pain based on the typical referral pattern of pain, often down the posterior thigh. It is also the most common culprit in low back pain in pregnancy. Pain is often worse with a sit-to-stand motion, walking or stairs and generally better with rest. The SI joint needs to be able to provide optimal stability for the pelvis while also providing an essential amount of motion.

Patients will typically feel pain, numbness, and tingling in the buttocks. Pain can also arise from sitting for long periods of time, climbing stairs, and applying firm pressure over the piriformis muscle.

Piriformis Syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy in which a tight and/or inflamed piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, producing radicular type of symptoms. There are many causes of this problem from altered foot biomechanics to poor hip joint function.

Climbing stairs, running, and walking can cause patients to notice pain in the hips and even in the legs. A person who is suffering from this pain could have hip trochanteric bursitis/bursosis.

Trochanteric bursitis occurs when the fluid filled sac that protects the lateral hip muscles becomes inflamed.

A fair amount of the population will suffer from hip joint dysfunction. The pain originates from parts of the lower back and buttocks. Pain will be most noticeable when walking or climbing up stairs or standing up from a seated position.

The hip joint can become dysfunctional for a variety of reasons but when the hip capsule and its associated ligaments becomes very tight and restricts motion, pain will ensue.