Pain Medicine Physicians of Jacksonville specializes in acute and chronic hip pain. Without a fully functional hipbone, you would not be able to stand or walk and when you suffer from such hip pain, certain day-to-day activities suddenly become troublesome.
The ball-and-socket hip joint fits together in a way that allows for fluid, repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Whenever you use the hip (for example, by going for a run), a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. The hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury, all of which can cause pain.
Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin can radiate to the hip. You might notice that your pain gets worse with activity, especially if it’s caused by arthritis. Along with the pain, you might have reduced range of motion. Some people develop a limp from persistent hip pain. Depending on the condition that’s causing your hip pain, you might feel the pain in: