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Hip Tendonitis

About Hip Tendonitis

Hip Tendonitis

Tendonitis can happen to any tendon in your body that gets a lot of use. Over time, the soft tissue reacts to constant activity by becoming swollen and tender, making it difficult to move the joint to which it’s connected. Since there are so many different conditions that can affect your hips, you must receive the correct diagnosis to get the right treatment. Find the best hip pain doctors in NYC and northern New Jersey at the Spine & Rehab Group. Don’t suffer needlessly with conditions like hip tendonitis. Call today for a consultation to get on the fast track to freedom from pain.

What Is Hip Tendonitis?

A tendon is a strong cord that attaches muscle to bone. When any tendon in the body is irritated or inflamed, it’s known as tendonitis. Hip tendonitis occurs when tendons attached to the bones in the hip joint are affected. This condition is also called hip flexor tendonitis.

Hip tendonitis is one of several conditions that cause hip pain. You have to get the right diagnosis to receive the most effective tendonitis hip flexor treatment. Possible causes of hip pain include:

In NYC and northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and the team of spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group is your best bet to obtain an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment of hip pain. These experts also treat related conditions, such as knee pain, back pain and neck pain.

What Are the Symptoms of Hip Tendonitis?

Your hips keep you mobile, but they undergo a lot of wear and tear. Pain in the hip that develops gradually over time may be a sign of hip tendonitis. While tendonitis comes on slowly in most cases, some people experience sudden and severe pain. Other symptoms of hip flexor tendonitis include:

  • Discomfort when contracting your hip muscles
  • Mild swelling in your hips
  • Tenderness near the affected hip joint
  • Reduced hip mobility

You may experience hip stiffness first thing in the morning or after sleeping or sitting in one position. Pain may subside or lessen during the day, but may intensify late in the day. Seek a diagnosis if these symptoms sound familiar to you.

What Causes Tendonitis of the Hip?

Tendons become less flexible and prone to injury as you age. A sudden injury can cause hip tendonitis, but the condition is more commonly caused by repetitive movements over time. Examples of factors that can increase the risk of hip tendonitis include:

  • Sports that involve repetitive movements such as ballet dancing, cycling or running
  • Activities that involve kicking, squatting or jumping
  • Occupations that involve heavy lifting or awkward positions

Exercising without warming up or not using proper techniques also can strain tendons and muscles. Starting a new sport or a new type of exercise or trying to increase your training duration or intensity too quickly can trigger hip tendonitis.

What’s Involved in Hip Tendonitis Treatment?

To diagnose tendonitis of the hip, your doctor evaluates your hip’s range of motion, joint stability and flexibility. You may need to have imaging tests done, such as an x-ray or MRI, to help your doctor arrive at an accurate diagnosis and to check for other problems, such as a hip fracture or torn tendon in the hip caused by an accident or sports injury.

Your Spine & Rehab doctor always prefers interventional therapies to treat hip flexor tendonitis that may include:

  • Applying ice several times a day
  • Avoiding activities that worsen the pain
  • Physical therapy, including range-of-motion exercises and exercises designed to strengthen the muscles
  • Over-the-counter medication, such as naproxen, aspirin or ibuprofen

If your discomfort doesn’t improve with these methods, your spine doctor may recommend that you have a corticosteroid injection. This type of injection can work quickly to decrease pain and inflammation and may relieve pain for a few months. Surgery is rarely recommended for hip tendonitis.

Why Should I Get Tendonitis in Hip Treatment in NYC and New Jersey?

If you’re having hip pain or symptoms of hip tendonitis, don’t ignore the pain. If you don’t receive tendonitis hip flexor treatment, you may end up with complications such as a loss of your hip flexibility. Untreated tendonitis can also lead to the development of tendinosis, a serious condition that involves degenerative changes in the tendon.

If you’re looking for diagnosis and treatment of hip problems in New York City’s Financial District, Greenwich Village or Midtown Manhattan, contact the experts. In New Jersey, find the Spine & Rehab Group spine specialist in Bergen County, Morris County or Union County, more specifically in Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick.

The Spine & Rehab Group team consists of highly qualified spine and pain specialists. These physicians and physical therapists are committed to helping you return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. They often offer same-day and next-day appointments. Contact the office nearest to you and book an appointment today.

This page was published on Aug 23, 2021, modified on Nov 16, 2021 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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