Hip Pain

Bursitis

Bursitis pain is caused when the bursae around the joints become inflamed. Bursae are the small, fluid-fills sacs that cushion the muscles, bones, and tendons near joints in the body. Bursitis occurs in joints that perform frequent, repetitive motion, such as the hip, shoulder, elbow, knee, and heel. Read More

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease of the spine, which is characterized by inflammation and results in fusion of the vertebrae. As a result, the spine loses flexibility, and the patient will lose the normal spinal curvature, resulting in a “hunched” posture. Read More

Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic health condition that affects more than 50 million Americans. The term “arthritis” encompasses a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and affects people of all ages. The Most Common Types of Arthritis: osteoarthritis – a progressive degenerative disease resulting from destruction of joint cartilage rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of the tissues lining the joints juvenile arthritis – any arthritic condition occurring in children younger than 16 years of age Osteoarthritis: The pain experienced by patients with osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage and the lubricant material that protects the bones. Read More

Piriformis Syndrome

One cause of pain in the buttocks and hip region may be misdiagnosed as a problem of the lumbar spine, as it causes pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve that provides motor and sensory function to the buttocks and back. Read More

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacrum is the base of the spine. It is made up of 5 vertebrae that do not articulate or move like the rest of the spine. The vertebrae that make up the sacrum and coccyx are fused together. The bones of the pelvis are formed by two large bones called the iliac bones. Read More

Joint Pain

At any point in the body where two bones meet, they form a joint. There are many types of joints in the body. They have various types of structures to allow the bones to articulate and have a wide range of movement. Read More

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. According to the CDC, it is the most common form of arthritis and affects over 20 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is characterized by stiffness, reduced range of motion, and deep pain in the joints that increases with use. Read More

Bulging Disc

Bulging or herniated discs are often a cause of pain in the low back and legs. The low back is normally the site of disc herniation, and it is comprised of 5 vertebrae, known as the lumbar vertebrae. Between each of these bony elements of the spine is a fibrous pad with a firm outer rim known as the annulus fibrosis, surrounding a central area that is filled with a substance that is gel-like and is called the nucleus pulposus. Read More

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back pain, although it can occur in both the cervical (upper) and lumbar spine. The vertebrae are bones that connect with ligaments and tendons to form a canal to protect your spinal cord. Read More

Hip Pain

Hip pain is pain that is experienced as pain in or around the hip joint. This may include pain in the buttocks, thigh, and groin areas. Symptoms of Hip Pain The ball-and-socket hip joint is the largest joint in the body. Read More