Hip tendonitis is a condition that usually occurs due to repetitive strain due to overuse. In general, people performing strenuous and heavy physical activities that involve the hip, such as performing exercises that are beyond the tolerance level of the body, experience this condition.
The muscles and tendons of the body may not be used to the motions required when a person undertakes a new type of sport or exercise, and this may lead to an injury.
Hip tendonitis may also occur due to an increase in the intensity and duration of exercise. A sudden progression in exercise without the necessary preparation can also lead to hip tendonitis.
People who are engaged in sports such as running and cycling have a higher probability of developing hip tendonitis with overstraining during these activities.
Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides safe and proven treatments for the hip, knee and shoulder to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and surrounding communities across the horizon.
Diagnosing Hip Tendonitis
It is crucial for the patient to be as detailed as they can when describing their hip pain to enable the doctor to make a correct diagnosis. The patient should note the activity or activities that trigger the pain, the location of the pain in the body, or anything that they do for pain relief (such as taking rest).
Tendonitis often feels sore in particular areas. Iliacus tendonitis leads to pain in the front part of the hip, and the patient may experience some tenderness due to inflammation in the region. If left untreated, the pain will slowly increase as the tendons continue to wear out.
- The main symptom of hip tendonitis is the slow development of pain around the hip joint without any specific injury.
- The patient may experience tenderness when the affected hip tendons are touched firmly.
- Another symptom of this condition is a feeling of discomfort when stretching the muscle of the compromised hip tendon.
- Hip tendonitis causes a feeling of discomfort when the muscle of the affected hip tendon is contracted.
- The patient often feels hip joint stiffness in the morning or after periods of rest.
- There is a reduction in hip pain with activity, but the pain may increase again in a while.
- Adequate warm-up prior to performing exercises or sports helps in the prevention of injuries that can lead to hip tendonitis.
- Performing exercises that help stretch the front, back and side of the hips and thighs can successfully prevent injuries such as hip tendonitis.
- Increase in the intensity of exercises or spending more time exercising should undertake gradually to provide the body sufficient time to get accustomed to the new activity level.
- Participating in new sports or activities gradually can help in the prevention of damage to the tendons and muscles of the hip joint
- Performing exercises on an even surface with safe and stable equipment helps avoid injuries to the hip.
- Wearing proper footwear while undertaking activities to ensure the ankles and feet are well-cushioned can help prevent hip injuries.
- Avoid exercising when feeling sick or perform only mild exercises to prevent hip tendonitis from developing.
Experienced orthopedic surgeon Dr. Garabekyan receives patients from Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and nearby areas in this section of The Golden State for hip, knee, and shoulder treatments.
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
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