Common Musculoskeletal Conditions That Affect The Pelvis Area

There are many conditions that affect the pelvis area which is one of the most damage prone sites in your musculoskeletal system. While most of these conditions can be painful and also debilitating to some extent, with the correct treatment, you can get back to your normal routine relatively soon. Here are some of the most common conditions that can affect your pelvis region.

FAI

FAI stands for femoro-acetabular impingement which in simple terms is contact between the head of the femur and the socket of the acetabulum, which is not normal. This touching between the two regions can lead to some damage in the cartilage and the labrum area of the pelvis if not treated fast. The first indication that there is damage is pain. The condition can occur due to structural abnormalities in the musculoskeletal system. FAI is not restricted to any particular age group but has been seen more in adults who delve into athletics. If you can visit a hip specialist as soon as possible in the event of persistent pain in the pelvis area, the treatment can be commenced, thereby reducing damage and giving your system a good chance at repairing itself fully.

Tearing of the labrum

Labrum is a structure that consists of fibrous cartilage and covers the edge of the socket of the acetabulum. The cartilage or labrum helps to keep steady, the level of negative pressure, which helps to increase the depth of the socket and improves the stability. It also aids the nourishment of the pelvis area. However this structure can be prone to tearing, especially if the person has FAI. But it can also happen without any precursor. A good orthopaedic surgeon Melbourne will be able to repair the tear or remove the damage through a procedure called debridement. The only tricky part is that the majority of patients, who have this condition, do not show any symptoms of it.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease which means that the area affected will start to wear away with time. The areas that come into contact with each other will become misshapen and rough and their contact will produce pain. Synovial fluid that should be supporting the joints will thicken and become ineffective. Most patients therefore experience a significant lack of mobility if the correct treatment is not obtained. This condition is quite often seen in older patients or individuals who are middle aged. There can be some level of hereditary factors involved as well. Childhood disorders, injuries and obesity are other contributing factors that can make an individual more prone to osteoarthritis. However, with the correct medication, exercises, lifestyle improvements and sometimes surgery, the fault can be corrected.