Most Tendonitis associated with the hip area involves the iliopsoas tendon.
Iliopsoas Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon or area surrounding the tendon.
Major causes of Hip Tendonitis are acute trauma and overuse resulting from repetitive hip
Causes of Hip Tendonitis
The 2 most common causes of Hip Tendonitis are acute injury and overuse injury. The
acute injury often involves eccentric contraction of the Hip muscle or rapid flexion
against extension force/resistance but also may result from direct trauma. The overuse
phenomenon may occur in any activity resulting in repeated hip flexion or external
rotation of the femur.
Treatment of Hip Tendonitis
The primary objective of the acute rehabilitation phase is to alleviate pain, spasm,
and swelling. A secondary issue, if necessary, is to return the patient to activities of
daily living. A combination of medication, ice, rest, and gentle stretching assists these
goals in coming to fruition. A pack of crushed ice in a damp cloth-covered ice bag applied
for 20 minutes every 1-2 hours also can provide the patient with relief of pain, spasm,
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