What to do about sudden sharp pain in the hip that comes and goes

Hip pain can be a very disruptive force in people’s lives. It can make romping with the grandkids harder. Walking to the mailbox might become a task you avoid. There are many issues that can cause sudden sharp pain in the hip that comes and goes, but the most likely cause is hip osteoarthritis. 

Is sudden sharp hip pain that comes and goes common for hip osteoarthritis patients?

Hip osteoarthritis affects each patient in unique ways, but it’s something that many of us might have to deal with as we get older. In fact, it’s estimated that about 19% of men and 29% of women will develop hip osteoarthritis in their lifetime. 

There are two types of pain that patients with this type of arthritis typically report. The first is a dull aching or throbbing sort of pain. The second is episodes of sudden sharp pain in the hip that come and go. Studies also show that hip osteoarthritis pain is more predictable than that of knee osteoarthritis. This means that there are certain steps you can take to reduce it. 

How can you have fewer episodes of sudden sharp hip pain that comes and goes?

Episodes of sudden sharp hip osteoarthritis pain are often triggered by specific factors. Some of the triggers for episodes of intense hip osteoarthritis pain include: 

  • Sitting or lying down for long periods of time
  • Spreading your legs
  • Rotating your feet inward or outward
  • Bending over
  • Getting into or out of a car
  • Prolonged periods of physical activity

Back in Motion can help you find other ways to reduce your hip pain

You don’t have to deal with sudden sharp hip osteoarthritis pain that comes and goes on your own. Our therapy specialists at Back in Motion Physical Therapy are ready and willing to help you. We offer free screenings that can confirm the cause of your pain. Our team also excels at building personalized therapy programs for patients dealing with hip osteoarthritis symptoms. 

Want to get therapy for your pain without leaving home? Back in Motion can help with that, too. We’re currently offering virtual care and at-home therapy services, and these are intended to help you get the therapy you need without leaving your home. Additionally, we don’t require a doctor’s referral to use any of our services, which means you won’t have to leave home to get one. 

Are you ready to start getting our help with your hip pain? Contact us today for more information about how we can help or to schedule a free screening.

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