Hip stiffness

Stiffness in the hip with restricted range of movement in the hip joint is a common issue and can be simply from shortened muscles. Stiffness of the joint can also be from swelling or a bleed within the joint.

Hip stiffness can also be caused through haemotomas or contusions of the muscles around the hip where the muscle cannot work sufficiently to move the hip and creates stiffness. Osteoarthritis of the hip joint or a loose body within the joint can also cause hip stiffness. Injuries and conditions that cause this symptom are listed below:
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    This injury occurs when there is a fracture at the neck or top of the thigh bone. It is more common in boys aged 11 to 16 years old and occurs gradually over a period of time.

  • Synovitis of the Hip

    Synovitis offen occurs in sports people alongside another hip joint injury. Treating the original cause or co-existing condition is key to recovering from hip synovitis. Symptoms include difficulty walking and night pain, which sometimes radiates further down the leg. This condition can also affect young children, which may be linked to the presence of a virus.

  • Osteoarthritis in the Hip

    Osteoarthritis - Hip

    Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition resulting from wear and tear in the hip. The cartilage that covers the hip joint facilitates movement, so when this degenerates, mobility reduces while pain and stiffness increases. It is common in older people over the age of 50, especially women. Although there is no cure, there several things you can do to ease the pain and help slow down degeneration.

  • Pelvic Stress Fracture

    Pelvic Stress Fracture

    A pelvic stress fracture is a hairline type fracture in the large pelvis bone. This is due to repetitive impacts or forces, rather than one sudden impact or accident.

  • Hip Sprain

    Hip Sprain

    A hip sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments surrounding the hip joint. This is a rare injury which may occur after a violent force on the leg over-stretches one or more ligaments.

  • Perthes' Disease

    Perthes' Disease

    Perthes' disease affects children, most commonly aged between four and eight, but can also occasionally occur in younger children and teenagers. Tiredness and groin pain are two common smyptoms, and they may have a noticeable limp. Medical help is needed to diagnose this condition as early as possible to try to prevent and limit any future problems.

  • Hip Pointer

    A hip pointer occurs following an impact to the iliac crest at the top of the hip bone or the greater trochanter or bony protrusion on the outside of the thigh bone.

  • Hip Tendonitis

    Hip tendonitis is inflammation of any one of a number of tendons in the hip although degeneration of the tendon is probably a more accurate description.

  • Ilium Apophysitis

    Ilium apopysitis is an overuse injury which occurs in children and adolescents at the front of the pelvis. An apophysis is a area of growth of a bone which also acts as a point for muscles to attach to. This injury can particularly affect those who participate in sport and those with tight hip muscles. The hip pain usually intensifies with activity.

  • Hip Pain

    Hip pain or hip joint pain often develops gradually and can be from a number of causes. Labral tears and Osteoarthritis are more common, especially in older athletes who have been highly active in their 20's and 30's. Hip pain in children is often diagnosed as Perthe's disease. Here we list the causes of hip pain.