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Hip Tendonitis

Many people have heard of such a disease as tendonitis. The disease is an inflammation, expressed in various degrees, both of the tendon and the areas, which are around sick place. At the early stages of the disease, tendonitis can be easily confused with a strained tendon. The disease is characterized, in most cases, by a very severe pain that does not go for a sufficiently long period of time.

Hip joint – is ball joint that connects the femur to the pelvis. Femoral head lies within the acetabulum of the pelvis. The whole structure of the joint is enclosed in a bag formed by cartilaginous ligaments. Several strong ligaments hold the parts of the joint together.

Psoas allow the thighs to bend, to pull your knees to your chest. The most important muscle is iliopsoas muscle, running from the lower back to the inside of the upper femur. Opposing muscle is the gluteus maximus.

Pelvic area and its adjacent parts are strong and stable – this area is a reliable support of the human body and is rarely a place of serious acute injuries such as fractures or sprains.

Hip tendonitisHip Tendonitis develops gradually due to repeated tension, including frequent stress of the lower limbs on the surface (eg, running), and where there are multiple contractions of powerful muscles. The greatest risk is for athletes who train on hard surfaces.

Tendinitis is common in the upper part of the thigh, in the pelvis and groin, where the tendon in the attachment of the muscles to the bone is often damaged. They hit the adductor longus tendon – the tendon tendinitis of groin muscle, the iliopsoas muscle – hip flexor tendinitis and rectus femoris – basic tendonitis and quadriceps tendonitis.

Hip tendonitis symptoms

  • Gradual onset of symptoms;
  • Pain, decreases after the initial activity and returns with greater intensity at subsequent loads;
  • Changes in gait, lameness;
  • Snapping of the top of the thigh.

At first, the pain may be felt only after doing exercises, then – and after workout, at the final stage, the pain can be felt in everyday life.

Hip tendonitis treatment


  • To stop the activity that causes pain;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • Rest;
  • Injection of steroids;
  • Drain of the bursa with a syringe;
  • Injection of cortisone.

Surgery treatment:

In some cases, inflamed areas are removed from the tendon surgically.

If you notice the above-mentioned symptoms of  tendonitis hip – be sure to see your doctor.

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