Despite its large size, the hip joint is susceptible to sudden injury from a blow or a fall, as well as from normal wear and tear. In younger people, it is often a sudden injury or collision that causes hip injury, although anatomical abnormalities and athletics can also play a role. As people age, the gradual erosion of the cartilage that coats and protects the joint can cause pain and immobility. In addition, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis can also take a gradual toll, until a fall fractures the hip. About 76% of these fractures occur in women. For many hip problems, total hip replacement will be needed to bring pain relief and new mobility. But treatment depends on the cause of the problem, the person's age, and other individual factors.
Timothy Lane, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
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What can cause hip problems?
Scott Martin, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredHelpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What can cause cramps in my fingers?
Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc, Gerontology, answeredCramps arise when there is a disruption in the natural flow of energy, blood, and fluid circulation. This can be caused by a variety of factors. Lifestyle, work and recreational habits, and inherited genes are all important things to consider. I suggest you consult with your primary physician to rule out calcification or salt built up in the joints.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Will my hip popping affect my joint and muscles when I'm older?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredIf you have chronic popping in the hip joint, you should have it examined by a orthopedist. The presence of pain is also a major indicator to have it examined. If the issue is not addressed, it is possible for athritis to develop as you get older. If the popping is being caused by a tendon snapping across a bone, you could develop issues in which the tendon and muscles weaken and cause chronic pain and inflammation.
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