Hip pain in adults can have many different causes; not only older people but you can see hip pain at any age. In this article, we will take a look at hip pain in adults.
The quality of hip pain in different people can be understood and described in different ways.
Hip pain can be perceived and described as sharp or aching or throbbing. Sometimes people complain of toothache like pain in the hip.
The source of hip pain can be any part of the skeletal structure and components of the hip.
Muscles, ligaments, joints, bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that act as shock absorbers between bones and ligaments, etc.) can all be damaged and cause hip pain.
Shooting pain in the hips is one of the types that can be very painful for us.
General classification of hip pain
The following is a general classification of hip pain:
- Trauma to the hip:
- Dislocation of hip
- Sprain: Injuries that lead to stretching, strain and tearing of the hip joints.
- Fractures of the hip bones
- Problems and disorders in the joints, muscles and nerves
- Arthritis or arthritis of the hip (such as osteoarthritis)
- Inflammation of the bursae:
Or hip bursitis, the bursae is a small, fluid-filled sac that is located between the bones, muscles, and tendons and prevents repeated wear of these components. Inflammation of the walls of these bursae is called bursitis, which can cause shooting pain in the hip.
Sometimes a person may also describe the pain caused by hip bursitis as toothache-like.
- nerve entrapments:
Sometimes pressure on the nerves can cause excruciating pain that can be felt as shooting or radiating pain.
Other causes such as:
- Blocked blood flow
Some drugs such as:
- Fluoroquinolone antibiotic (ciprofloxacin)
These drugs increase hip joint problems.
And less common cases of hip pain, will be metastasis and spread of cancerous tumors of other parts of the body to the hip bones.
Iliotibial band syndrome or IT syndrome for short:
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
They are syndromes that can cause diffuse pelvic pain and shooting.