Hip Bone Pain
What Causes Hip Bone Pain
The hip bone (or pelvic bone) is a large, flat bone that supports the upper body and offers a socket for the thigh bone to form the hip joint. Pain in the hip bone is relatively less common than pain in the hip joint. It is therefore important to identify the location of hip pain, because structures other than the hip bone may be involved. These include the muscles, tendons, cartilages, and nerves around the hip joint.
Hip Bone Pain Causes
Any injury or disease that affects the hip bone can cause intense hip pain. These include:
- A hip bone fracture, which may be due to trauma such as a car accident
- Osteoporosis hip pain, which is common in the elderly, especially in women
- Hip pain infection, or osteomyelitis, which may follow trauma or surgery
- Loss of blood supply to the bone (avascular necrosis), which can result from trauma
- Leukemia, which is a cancer of the bone marrow, that leads to hip bone pain and tenderness
- Bone cancer hip pain, where the primary malignancy involves the bone itself
- Hip bone pain from cancer that has spread to the bones (metastatic cancer)
Hip pain and lower back pain are common symptoms. However, it may be difficult to say if your persistent hip pain is due to hip bone pain or hip joint pain. It may also be possible that your symptoms in the hip and spine pain are related. A doctor may help in evaluating your hip pain differential diagnosis and recommend proper treatment.
Chiropractic is a useful hip joint pain treatment that does not involve taking medications. An expert chiropractor for spine and hip pain may be able to help relieve hip pain by using hands-on spinal manipulation and other treatments to stabilize the spine and hip joint. He can also recommend exercises to relieve hip pain.
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