What is hip tendinitis?
Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons that join muscle to bone – in this case, the hip.
What causes hip tendinitis?
The primary causes of hip tendinitis are overuse of specific joints and an increase in exercise level without adequate warm-up. People who participate in activities requiring certain repetitive motions (cycling, running, squatting and high kicking) are at greater risk of developing hip tendinitis. Age is another risk factor, as tendons become less flexible over time.
What are symptoms of hip tendinitis?
The most common symptoms include pain, dull ache, mild swelling, and tenderness at the point where the tendon attaches to the bone.
How is tendinitis diagnosed?
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained doctor will perform a thorough physical examination to check joint flexibility and range of motion. Diagnostic imaging, such as x-ray or MRI, can rule out other causes like fracture, and determine whether tendons are torn or ruptured.
What are the best hip tendinitis treatments?
Typically rest, physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain medications are enough to reduce hip tendinitis pain. Some patients may benefit from platelet-rich plasma, dry needling, or steroid injections.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hip tendinitis, call Orthopedic Specialists and schedule a consultation. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all hip conditions.