What is an Irritable Hip?
Symptoms of an Irritable Hip
- Hip pain
- Pain, which may spread to the groin, thigh and knee areas
- Abnormal crawling
- Abnormal crying
- Slight fever
Causes of an Irritable Hip
Diagnosis of an Irritable Hip
- X-rays: detect any problem with your child’s bone
- Blood tests: determine a bone or joint infection
- Ultrasound scan: creates an image of the affected hip joint and detects any fluid in the joint
Treatments for Irritable Hip
The treatment of an irritable hip includes medications and bed rest. Painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Your doctor may prescribe some specific medications depending on the type of infection detected in your child. Applying heat and massaging the affected hip may also help in reducing hip pain. Swimming is a great exercise to strengthen and regain the movement of the hip joint.