Hip Tendonitis causes a world of problems for people. In a dynamic of tendonitis hip problems include back pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, hip pain, leg pain, sciatica, shooting pain down the legs, chronic hip pain, etc.
Any of that sound familiar?
Pain can be isolated to just a specific hip muscle tendon, but even then there's much more to the story.
Tendonitis in the hip ONLY happens because of a progressive mechanism that's been happening long before you first felt pain, and new and chronic hip tendon pain is just a symptom of a larger problem.
Hip Tendonitis, like ALL forms of Tendonitis is a function of a progressive mechanism of increasing muscle tightness, connective tissue tightness, nutritional insufficiency, and Inflammation.
Really, when someone says hip tendonitis they're talking about Gluteus Maximus and Minimus, the Lateral Rotators, and/or the Piriformis.
These hip muscles rotate the leg outward, lift the leg outward and towards the read (extension), stabilize, etc.
These are deep dense muscles, and don't have a lot of range of motion. They tend to be hard to isolate and stetch.
Technically the hamstrings attach to the hips, but that's called Hamstring Tendonitis. The abdominal muscles connect to the hips, but that's not what we're talking about.
It's all due to the Downward Spiral of the Pain Causing Dynamic.
See: What Is Tendonitis
Ultimately, hip tendinitis is TIGHTNESS in the hips, and that causes all sorts of problems.
The young get tendonitis hip pain, but it's mostly athletes from that demographic.
Tendonitis in the hip shows up mostly in the aging population.
Athletes get hip tendonitis, some sports more than others depending on the physical requirements and specific activities performed.
Anybody -can- get tendonitis in -any- of their hip muscle structures.
Doctors and surgeons mostly diagnose hip pain as degenerative hip disease and osteoarthritis, but don't seem to look at the factors that CAUSE those things. All the factors that cause tendonitis in the hip cause degenerative hip disease and osteoarthritis.
Rhemumatoid arthritis in the hip is more of a Gluten Intolerance issue, but the tendonitis dynamic plays a role there as well.
If you're hurting now, it's important to know that this is not new. Hip tendinitis has been developing under the surface of your skin for months and years, long before you ever first felt pain. And it just keeps progressing from there till you feel MORE AND MORE hip pain and more and more limitation.
Like all Tendonitis, tendonitis in the hip is made up of multiple factors. Those factors work together over time (quickly and slowly) to cause hip tendonitis symptoms.
There are a variety of symptoms that can possibly come with tendonitis in a hip structure.
Depending on your health, your activity level and history of activity, depending on how long the pain dynamic has been developing, you'll have different symptoms, and different variations of different symptoms.
Your pain scenario is specific to you, though all have similar characteristics.
Hip Tendonitis Symptoms
Looking around the internet, you'll find every website on the topic say that the causes of tendonitis in the hip is certain activities.
Like, for instance:
Running, Jumping, Walking, Jogging, Weight Lifting, Ballet, Gynmastics, bicycling, sports in general, sitting, sitting for long hours, various work activities, etc.
They also say that aging is a cause of hip problems (which, btw, is utter BS).
While activities of course play a role, they are NOT the CAUSE of tendonitis hip pain.
Aging, in and of itself, does not cause tendonitis.
What Causes Hip Tendonitis?
Tendonitis in the hip is the result of:
A. TOO TIGHT muscles that continue to get tighter.
B. Connective tissue shrink wraps and constricts those muscles even more.
C. Nutritional insufficiency/deficiency. For instance, see: Magnesium For Tendonitis
D. The Process of Inflammation that releases Pain Enhancing Chemical into the area and the tissue.
What Causes Hip Tendon Pain?
A. Constant tension on the tendon (from the muscle pulling on it too much 24/7) irritates the tendon and makes the nervous system irritable.
B. Pain Enhancing Chemical from the inflammation process sets the neuroreceptors on edge, making them irritable and quick to cause pain signal.
C. Nutritional insufficiency/deficiency plays a role. Without enough of the right building blocks, the body has a hard time turning the pain off, decreasing inflammation, and/or allowing muscles to relax.
You've been brainwashed to think that it's the activity you've been doing (or not doing, as the case may be) is the CAUSE of your tight hips and hip tendon pain.
Such is NOT the case. If your body was 'healthy', you could do all the activity you want with no pain/problem. So it's just a matter of reversing the negative factors causing the pain dynamic, and pain goes away.
Remember, hip tendonitis, like all tendonitis, is totally REVERSIBLE. Having said that, depending on where your body is at, some things will work better than others.
Doctors will tell you to Rest, but that doesn't fix anything, and it doesn't get you back to your sport, hobby, or job.
Rest can't fix hip tendinitis. It -may- reduce hip pain if you stay inactive, but can't cure chronic hip pain and certainly doesn't reverse the negative factors that will cause pain the moment you become active again.
Corticosteroid Injections might help temporarily, but they don't help anything. And athletes that get corticosteroids for hip tendinitis just end up hurting themselves even worse because having a physical dysfunction and then not being able to feel pain and then performing at top levels...that's a recipe for a short career and a painful retirement.
Ever see old football players? They're broke down, their knees are shot, etc. Why? Because the team doctors shoot them full of painkillers.
Massage therapy for tendonitis in the hip is VERY effective, if it's a highly skilled therapist that knows what they're doing. It's amazing what a skilled therapist can do.
Yoga, if done right, is very effective over time and changing the structural issues that cause tendonitis. Depends on where your body is at, of course.
If you're in a BAD state, you'll move towards Osteoarthritis of the hip joint, Degenerative Hip Disease, doctors will want to do total hip replacement surgery.
If you think your muscles and connective tissue and inflammation process were bad -before- surgery, just wait....
Granted, they've gotten pretty good at hip surgery nowadays. But still, in most cases it's entirely avoidable.
Also, I just put my mind to creating a Reversing Hip Tendonitis program, so before too long that'll be out and available.
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