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Do you have a spinal condition that’s causing you chronic pain intense enough to interfere with your life or day-to-day activities? Are you afraid you’ll never be able to get your pain under control or that it might continue to worsen as you age?
Many people with spinal disorders feel frustrated, confused, and helpless about their conditions. As many as 500,000 people suffer from some form of spinal injury each year. The good news is that you can ease your concerns and fears by gaining a better understanding of your condition.
At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, we work to help you understand your symptoms, diagnose your condition and inform you of the various treatments. Below is an overview of the most common types of spine conditions, as well as other orthopedic conditions.
A hip labral tear occurs when the cartilage that lines the outer ridge of your hip socket suffers gradual trauma or sudden injury. A labral hip tear can occur for a variety of reasons from capsular laxity to hip impingement syndrome and sports injuries. Usually, pain is felt in a C-shape that encircles the hip from the front to back.
Trochanteric Bursitis occurs when the trochanteric bursae, a set of fluid-filled sacs that cushion your hip bone, suffers inflammation or injury. Your trochanteric bursae sit between the juncture where the trochanter of your upper thigh bone meets your iliotibial band. When these bursae become irritated, lateral hip pain often signals the presence of bursitis.
Hip Dysplasia is a congenital defect of the hip joint, in which the ball of the femur forms abnormally or the socket of the hip is too shallow. When these two structures fit together abnormally, excess friction, hip osteoarthritis, and pain can result. Hip Dysplasia affects over 20% of individuals who require a total hip replacement.
The hip is the third-most-susceptible part of the body to develop osteoarthritis, after the knees and the hands. Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative inflammation that causes the breakdown of cartilage tissues in the hip area. With time, this degeneration may cause pain, swelling and even deformity.