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Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Stiffness (Definition)

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 ...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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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?

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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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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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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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?

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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Sore stiff hip gives way sometimes. How can I prevent a fall?

Sore stiff hip gives way sometimes. How can I prevent a fall?

Let us try: It sound you have arthritis in the hip joint little advance in type, go have it checked and see what could be done to improve it. Some using a cane will avoid the falling problem? ...Read more

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Can a person with stiff hip joint walk upstairs easliy?

Can a person with stiff hip joint walk upstairs easliy?

Rehab role: Another resource: a doctor of rehab and physical medicine (pm&r) for functional and non-surgical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Post dislocation and reduction hip joint pain - now stiff hip joint - results and advice?

Post dislocation and reduction hip joint pain  - now stiff hip joint - results and advice?

Physical Therapy: You should see your doctor about setting you up for a structured physical therapy program to strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the hip without doing undue damage to them. ...Read more

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What usually causes stiffness around the hip?

Joint injury: When is a hip is stiff its movement is limited by some injury. This can be to the joint space itself, that is the cartilage can be thinning. It can also be due to damage to the tissue surrounding the hip joint called the labrum. A labral tear is painful and causes stiffness. Then there can be muscle strain to the muscles around the hip. This will cause stiffness too. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

What causes stiffness around one hip joint?

Too many to answer!: Many problems can cause the sensation of stiffness, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, capsulitis of the hip joint (like frozen shoulder-only at the hip), piriformis muscle issues and on and on. You need to see a practitioner who can start an appropriate evaluation. Your problem might seem mild now, but it might gget worse if not diagnosed and treated. ...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