Osteoporosis is generally a progressive and painless condition. But one type of osteoporosis is both reversible and painful. Because it isn't permanent and is usually most obvious in the hip joint, this condition is called transient osteoporosis of the hip.
A diagnosis of transient osteoporosis of the hip is usually made by eliminating other possible causes of hip pain, such as a muscle injury or stress fracture. Your doctor will ask you whether you can remember any injury to the joint. You may also be asked to do certain range-of-motion tests to replicate the pain. Because X-rays may not show bone loss until the condition is well-advanced, your physician may request an MRI (magnetic resonance image) or bone scan to confirm the diagnosis. If you are pregnant, your physician may elect to delay any imaging studies until the last stages of your pregnancy, or even until after the delivery.
As yet, there is no clear explanation for what causes this condition. Although it is most common in the hip joint, multiple joints may be affected.
This condition generally resolves by itself over 6 to 12 months. Treatment focuses on preventing any damage while bones are weakened by osteoporosis. If you are pregnant, this condition increases your risk of a hip fracture.
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