this article is about hip pain diagnosis. We are going to go over some essential areas of hip pain. We’ll be paying attention to where and when the pain occurs to help you diagnose your problem. Knowing what the problem is can alleviate your worries that and this is usually the most important story that maybe you need a hip replacement well, perhaps you don’t. Let’s start with a pain often considered hip pain, but it isn’t. It’s SI joint or sacroiliac joint problems.
You can imagine that if your hip bone is not in the proper orientation, that would cause the hip socket to not be properly aligned with respect to the big thigh bone or the femur. You might have pain that you believe is coming from your hip, and the results of the tests that we’re going to tell you about in this article might lead you to think that you have hip arthritis and make you think you might need a hip replacement. This is why I’m going to go over this first if your hip pain is from your SI causing the alignment problem with your hip bone, then this can be easily remedied by lining the leg bone in the socket. Just see any physical therapist who knows what is called muscle energy technique, and they can sort it right out.
Gluteal Muscle Weakness in the joint hip pain
The clue here is that although you’re positive for all the tests for intra-articular or in the joint hip pain, you also have pain here on this spot of your back. You may have pain only when sitting or bending, lifting or twisting. Not everyone who has SI problems has pain in the actual SI itself; please keep this in mind when we go over the Diagnosis tests.
For the primary actual hip diagnosis. Diagnosis of glute muscle weakness. If it’s pretty easy to touch the actual location of your pain, also meaning this also needs to be true in addition to having your pain, you can’t stand on that leg without your posture falling sort. Then you may have weakness in some of your gluteal or your butt muscles. If those were your symptoms, you have gluteal muscle weakness.
Tendinitis Bursitis or IT Band Syndrome
If your pain is close to the surface, close to and slightly behind the big bump of bone, and you also have pain when sleeping on that side and have increased pain after sitting still or lying or sitting with your legs crossed, it may be tendonitis or bursitis. If those were your symptoms you may have tendinitis, bursitis, or IT band syndrome. his can also occur with IT band syndrome. This is another easy fix with physical therapy.
diagnosis tendon snapping
Does your hip snap when you move or just with specific movements? No worries if it doesn’t hurt and it only makes noise. It’s just a tendon snapping. We might be able to fix it if some alignment is off. If those are your symptoms, you have a tendon snapped.
Diagnosis Psoas Muscle Problem
Maybe your pain is here in the front, and it snaps, but the snapping is painful. You might have injured your filet mignon. We call it the iliopsoas muscle in humans. Rest and physical therapy are what you need, no surgery for you. If those are your symptoms, you have a psoas muscle problem.
Diagnosis Hip Pain Joint Problem
If you have a problem inside of your hip joint itself, your pain will be in a C shape, but deep the pain deep in your groin will get worse the longer you sit. You may prefer to sit with your legs. These can be several problems, but all are inside the hip joint. If those were your symptoms, you have an intra-articular hip common problem.
Diagnosis Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Do you have pain right off when you start to move your hip? Maybe you walk with short steps or bend forward a little bit to favour your hip. You might have trouble standing one leg or loo lifting your leg to climb stairs or get in and out of a car or put on your socks. You could have a bit of extra bone that interferes with your motion. This is called femoral acetabular impingement. This problem can be improved with physical therapy. The treatment may include strengthening of the hip and the core. If left untreated, it can further damage meaning a labral tear or hip arthritis. If these are your symptoms, you have femoral acetabular impingement; we are covering those labral injuries.
Diagnosis Labrum Injury in the joint hip pain
let’s go back to those of you who have that deep groin pain that gets worse. The longer you sit, you might walk a little bit bent over to favour your pain. Your hip might also catch-lock or give way. If this is the case, you might have injured the labrum. It’s a gasket-type thing that rims the edge of your hip socket. If this is your problem, sometimes it needs surgery, sometimes not; if these are your symptoms, you have a labral injury.
The Scary One Hip Osteoarthritis
This is the one that if you let it get worse, it might mean you need a hip replacement. I’m going to tell you a series of tests.
If you’re positive for at least four of these, you probably have hip osteoarthritis.
- Pain with squatting
- Pain on the outside of your hip when you bend it
- Pain with bending leg (pain when moving your leg behind you or extending the hip)
- Pain with internal rotation (unable to move your leg). This is called internal rotation.
- Pain in Groin
- Pain or stiffness that lasts thirty minutes upon waking in the morning that sometimes comes back in the evening or after a lot of activity.
If you tested positive, it doesn’t mean you need a hip replacement right now.
There’s a lot that physical therapy can do to decrease or even eliminate your pain to prevent their deterioration and keep the surgery something in the distant future. Of course, we like to believe that our team of unusual therapists can fix everyone in everything.
Can Physical Therapy Help Hip Osteoarthritis
- Here’s another list of five things. If these five things are true for you, it makes it even more likely that PT can help.
Pain only in one hip
- Pain for less than a year (your symptoms have been going on for about a year or less)
- Pain intensity less than 6/10 (your pain is less than six out of ten with zero being nothing, five a good solid ache, and ten severe).
- you’re less than sixty years old
- you can walk a hundred feet in less than thirty seconds. That’s about the third the length of a football field.
But don’t fret if this list does not fit you. Physical therapy is often the best solution for hip pain.