Factors such as advanced age, injury, some health conditions, joint stress due to overuse, and even regular wear-and-tear of the joint and can cause the protective cartilage to deteriorate and allow painful bone friction to occur.
Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of chronic hip pain. When the hip joint becomes inflamed and the protective cartilage wears down, the patient will experience pain, stiffness, as well as difficulty or inability to move and perform everyday activities.
Pain that originates because of injury or dysfunction in the hip joint can also radiate to the thigh, groin, and buttock area, affecting the patient's normal range of motion, resulting in limited mobility, limping, or inability to walk. This is a common occurrence in elderly patients, however all age groups are susceptible to hip injury, notability highly active individuals who engage in strenuous physical activity, such as runners or athletes.
Highly-effective non-surgical therapies are available for patients who experience pain. Dr. Schmidt is dedicated to providing the latest treatments to correct hip irregularities and eliminate pain, as well as prevent future injury through regular care and maintenance.