Hip & Leg Pain
Do you suffer from hip and leg pain? If so, you're not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately one in four adults over the age of 50 experiences hip and leg pain. There are many possible causes of this pain, including arthritis, osteoporosis, and injuries.
While hip and leg pain can be debilitating, there are many things you can do to manage it. Exercise, weight loss, and physical therapy can all help to reduce pain and improve mobility. In addition, there are various medications available that can provide relief. H2 Health network and its highly skilled physicians will investigate the causes for your hip and leg pain and tailor a specific treatment for you.
Much of the weight of the upper body is placed on the hip, which can lead to injuries. Symptoms of hip injuries can vary depending on the underlying cause. However, there are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate you have a hip injury. These include:
- A dull, aching pain in the hip that is worse when you move or put weight on the joint
- Swelling or tenderness around the hip joint
- Stiffness in the hip, especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods of time
- Crunching or grinding noises coming from the hip joint
- A feeling of popping or snapping in the hip joint
- Muscle weakness in hips and legs
Hip pain develops due to a number of underlying reasons. Some common causes of hip pain include:
- Overuse of the hip joint
- Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac around the hip joint
- Joint arthritis
- Hip fractures
- Dietary insufficiency e.g., lack of vitamin D and calcium
Having pain in your legs can be extremely frustrating and can make it difficult to go about your daily activities. Leg pain can be caused by a variety of things, including injury, overuse, and chronic conditions. There are a variety of symptoms that you may experience for a leg injury, depending on the underlying cause. For example, you may feel a sharp pain when you walk, or an ache that gets worse when you stand up. You may also notice swelling, redness, or warmth in the affected area.
When you experience leg pain, it's important to identify the cause so you can get the proper treatment. Here are some of the most common causes of leg pain that H2 Health can help you with:
- Muscle strain – This is the most common cause of leg pain and is often due to an overuse injury.
- Sciatica – This is a condition that causes pain in the lower back and legs due to pressure on the sciatic nerves. Symptoms may include shooting pain down the leg, weakness, numbness, or tingling.
- Pinched nerve
- Shin splints
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Calf sprain
The H2 Health Family is your go-to resource for information on hip and leg pain. Our expert team of doctors and therapists is here to help you find relief from your pain and improve your quality of life. We offer a variety of treatments and therapies that can help to reduce your pain, including physical therapy and massage. Interested in learning more about your condition and treatment options? We are here to help. Call us today or find your nearest location on our user-friendly locations page.