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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Stiffness (Overview)

Hip stiffness is typically a term used to describe a loss of range of motion of the hip joint or an increased resistance to rom of the hip joint. Ankylosis is the medical term for loss of range of motion of a joint. Although there are multiple potential causes, by far the most common cause of hip stiffness is osteoarthritis of the hip.


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Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Possible: Most people have some difference in leg length. A significant difference will cause an abnormal gait which may cause hip pain and inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
23 Doctors shared insights

Hip Stiffness (Overview)

Hip stiffness is typically a term used to describe a loss of range of motion of the hip joint or an increased resistance to rom of the hip joint. Ankylosis is the medical term for loss of range of motion of a joint. Although there are multiple potential causes, by far the most common cause of hip stiffness is osteoarthritis of the hip.


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Can I attribute my recent back and hip stiffness to my fall?

Can I attribute my recent back and hip stiffness to my fall?

Possibly: If you fell heavily onto your buttocks, you could easily have caused bruising and then stiffness in your back and hip region. It should ease up quickly. Taking an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can help with the healing. Also use a heating pad. Had the injury only just occurred ice would have helped. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stiff hip pain?

How do you get rid of a stiff hip pain?

Let me try: Stiff hip most likely due to arthritis in the hip joint, treat the arthritis, keep mobility hopefully that will help. ...Read more

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What can I do about hip stiffness and pain?

What can I do about hip stiffness and pain?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hip stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Hip stiffness?

Ankylosis: Hip stiffness is typically a term used to describe a loss of range of motion of the hip joint or an increased resistance to rom of the hip joint. Ankylosis is the medical term for loss of range of motion of a joint. Although there are multiple potential causes, by far the most common cause of hip stiffness is osteoarthritis of the hip. ...Read more

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Can I attribute my recent back and hip stiffness to my fall?

Possibly: If you fell heavily onto your buttocks, you could easily have caused bruising and then stiffness in your back and hip region. It should ease up quickly. Taking an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can help with the healing. Also use a heating pad. Had the injury only just occurred ice would have helped. ...Read more

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Hip stiffness and pain from prolonged bedrest?

Hip stiffness and pain from prolonged bedrest?

Not usually: If you have been confined to bed for a while, you may feel unsteady and a little "stiff" throughout. If you find you are stiff in one hip, however, it suggests that you have an underlying hip disorder, such as arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Possible: Most people have some difference in leg length. A significant difference will cause an abnormal gait which may cause hip pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Can being on my period be the cause of my excessive back and hip stiffness?

Can being on my period be the cause of my excessive back and hip stiffness?

Back & hip pain: Possibly, but check for more common sources as well. These include sprain, strain, & discogenic. ...Read more

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Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Can hip stiffness be a symptom of developmental hip dysplasia?

Yes: Loss of motion can be symptomatic of many different things. The most common is osteoarthritis. In terms of dysphasia you will need an x-ray. If you are having hip problems and haven't seen anyone I suggest you see someone for an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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How to treat cold sensation in hip leg and foot hip stiffness?

How to treat cold sensation in hip leg and foot hip stiffness?

Cold leg: Consider evaluation by vascular surgeon, neurologist, or orthopedic spine surgeon for referred nerve pain or vascular blockage. ...Read more

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7 months post hip arthroscopy. Thigh soreness remains and outer hip stiffness esp after activity. What's going on?

7 months post hip arthroscopy. Thigh soreness remains and outer hip stiffness esp after activity. What's going on?

Check: Into trochanteric bursitis and also that both legs measure equally as the inguinal ligament could get involved. ...Read more

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Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?

Heat/stretch: The best way to stretch your neck and upper back is to get the muscle warm with a heating pad or warm shower then do gentle stretches through the range of motion of the muscles. Hold each stretch for one minute. Doing yoga is also a great way to stretch out the muscles. ...Read more

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My Sister is experiencing hip pain, limited hip movement, hip stiffness and pelvic pain. The following also describe her: Leg pain, Back pain, and Reduced spinal flexibility. What should she do?

My Sister is experiencing hip pain, limited hip movement, hip stiffness and pelvic pain. The following also describe her: Leg pain, Back pain, and Reduced spinal flexibility. What should she do?

Reduced flexibility: And pain indicate the need to see your doctor. He/she may refer your sister to an orthopedic doctor. The doc MAY refer you to a physical therapist or give you another form of treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Exercise for a stiff hip?

Exercise for a stiff hip?

Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stiff hip pain?

Let me try: Stiff hip most likely due to arthritis in the hip joint, treat the arthritis, keep mobility hopefully that will help. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more