Also known as Stiff Hip
Hip stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of hip stiffness or tightness are osteoarthritis, arthritis of the hip, and fracture of the leg. Other possible causes, such as joint effusion, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hip stiffness or tightness, 89% report having hip pain, 67% report having knee stiffness or tightness, and 31% report having ankle stiffness or tightness.
Patients with hip stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, cat scan of head, physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures, insertion of catheter into urinary bladder, examination of foot and excision .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hip stiffness or tightness include baclofen, ergocalciferol, chlorambucil (leukeran), acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine, interferon beta-1a (avonex), risedronate (actonel), tolterodine (detrol), verapamil (univer), cefazolin, calcium carbonate, diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine and mecamylamine .
Groups of people at highest risk for hip stiffness or tightness include age 75+ years age 1-4 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other and age 5-14 years almost never get hip stiffness or tightness.