In order to understand the cause of your hip pain, you must better understand the anatomy of the hip region. If your pain is from an accident at work you may need an Arizona workers compensation doctor.
There is a deep hip muscle/abdomen muscle which bends your hip and your trunk. This is called the Iliopsoas muscle.
There is a small muscle in your upper glute which is responsible for lifting the leg out toward the side. This is called the gluteus medius.
There are three hamstring muscles which are located at the back of your thigh. One of them is the biceps femoris. Another is called the semitendinosus. The third is called the semimembranosus.
The largest buttock muscle in your body which is responsible for extending the hip is called the gluteus maximus.
Then you have your quad muscle which is responsible for flexing your hip and for straightening your knee. This is referred to as the rectus femoris.
You then have a long groin muscle which is called the adductor magnus.
You have a small buttocks muscle which is responsible for rotating your hip outward. This is called the piriformis.
Lastly is your outer hip muscle that has a long tendon in it. This is called the ITB band or the tensor fascia latae.
Should you experience pain in these regions, you need to consult a medical practitioner if the pain becomes chronic or if at-home treatments are insufficient in alleviating acute pain.
Phoenix workers compensation doctors are familiar with Acute and Chronic Pain.
Acute pain is pain which has a sharp quality and happens suddenly. It often serves as a warning of a threat to your body or a disease.
Acute pain can last for only an instant and be very mild, or it can be sever and last for weeks. In most cases, acute pain will not last for more than six months. It goes away once the underlying cause for your pain is treated. If you have acute pain that goes untreated, it may progress into chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain which remains in spite of the fact that your injury has healed. The pain signals in your body remain active for weeks, months, or sometimes even years after. Chronic pain can manifest in physical and emotional pain.
Chronic pain can manifest as lower back pain, arthritis pain, headaches, or cancer pain. It may have originated from an initial injury, or it may be there because of an ongoing cause of pain. Many people however, suffer from chronic pain without any evidence of damage to their body or any past injury.
There may be no cure for chronic pain, such as arthritis. And other times, chronic pain is the result of something that doctors cannot understand or diagnose.
Depending on the severity of the pain, it can be treated in a number of ways. Some treatments may require one or more things combined.
Some pain medications can fight off pain when combined with other treatment options. Patients may need to test multiple methods before they find the maximum relief.
Chronic Pain Syndrome
If you experience more than one type of pain or chronic pain that remains after an injury has been treated you may suffer from chronic pain syndrome.
Contact an AZ workers compensation doctor today if you are suffering in pain and need answers today.