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Understanding Sudden Hip Pain Without an Injury

Understanding Sudden Hip Pain Without an Injury

Have you woken up one day to discover the presence of hip pain that just doesn’t seem to want to go away? You’re certain 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.

Bursitis: Hip bursitis occurs when the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint, become inflamed. This condition can cause sharp, sudden pain in the hip area.

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.

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.

Labral Tear: A labral tear involves damage to the cartilage that surrounds the hip socket. This can happen without any obvious injury and may result from repetitive movements or natural wear and tear over time.

Nerve Compression: Conditions like sciatica, where the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, can cause hip pain that seems to appear suddenly. This nerve runs from the lower down each leg.

Overpronation: When the foot pronates, the leg rotates inward and loses its alignment with the hips: this means that the weight of your upper body is no longer evenly born by your hips, creating what is known as “improper load transfer.”

Visit Don Kelly Physiotherapy and Acupuncture for sudden hip pain treatment

Are you tired of your sudden hip pain limiting your ability to move around comfortably? It’s time to talk to Don Kelly about the natural treatments we use that can help you. Contact us today for more information about sudden hip pain when you have no injuries or to schedule an initial appointment.