Why do I have sudden hip pain even though I have no injury?
Have you woken up one day to discover the presence of hip pain that doesn’t seem to want to go away? You’re confident you haven’t injured yourself in any falls or physical activity, but the pain is real. So, what’s causing it?
Well, hip pain can be related to several different causes. Take a look below at some of the common reasons people have sudden hip pain without an injury.
Common causes of sudden hip pain without an injury
· Bursitis — The bursae are tiny sacs of fluid that sit between the tendons and the bones near your joints. Their job is to prevent the tendons from rubbing against the joints, which can cause inflammation in the tendons. However, the bursae themselves can become inflamed if subject to overexertion or prolonged strain from sitting. This is known as bursitis, and it’s a painful condition to have that can occur suddenly without injury.
· Tendinitis — Overexertion of the hips in physical activity can cause the tendons to become inflamed. This is known as tendinitis. When this happens, you might experience a tender, burning type of pain in your tendons when attempting to use the hips.
· Strained muscles — Overexertion of the hips can also cause one of the muscles in the hip or groin area to become strained. A strained muscle is a muscle that has been stretched too far or been torn. When this happens to one of the many muscles around your hips, it will be painful to try to move your hips.
· Arthritis — Arthritis builds up slowly over time for many people, but its symptoms can seemingly appear out of the blue for some. If you have sudden hip pain and there are no issues with your muscles, tendons or bursae, it may be because of inflammation in the hip joints themselves. This causes the cartilage to break down, which creates friction when using the hip joint that is painful and limits your range of motion.
Hip conditions that may respond well to osteopathic treatment include:
Snapping or clicky hip
Cartilage labral tear
Greater trochanteric pain Syndrome (“outer hip pain”)
Osteopathic treatment can relieve acute and chronic hip pain, stiffness and other symptoms and restore function by improving range of motion, reducing fibrosis and adhesions, remodeling tissue architecture, stimulating tissue regeneration, improving blood supply and nerve activity.
Long-term resolution can be achieved by identifying and managing underlying causative and maintaining factors.