What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes progressive bone loss.
Osteoporosis develops gradually, and as you lose bone density, your bones become porous and weak. The bone mass loss increases your risk of fractures, deformity, and severe pain.
Your hips are vulnerable to age-related osteoporosis, which is sometimes called wear-and-tear, and transient osteoporosis.
What Is Transient Osteoporosis?
Despite sharing a similar name, transient osteoporosis is very different from age-related osteoporosis, which is often painless in its early stages.
Transient osteoporosis is a rare form of the disease that causes temporarily weakened bone in the upper part of the femur.
It causes a sudden onset of pain that’s worse when you walk or participate in other weight-bearing activities.
While gentle hip movements don’t trigger pain in the early stages of the disease, extreme motions cause pain from day one.
Transient osteoporosis is usually progressive, eventually causing debilitating hip pain and increasing your risk of hip fractures.
The good news is that transient osteoporosis resolves within 6-12 months, your bone strength returns, and your painful symptoms gradually subside.
What Causes Osteoporosis of the Hip?
Your age and family history influence your risk of age-related osteoporosis. Additionally, a diet with insufficient calcium and vitamin D can contribute to your risk of the disease.
Medical conditions, including endocrine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disease, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, also increase your risk of osteoporosis.
Medical researchers haven’t found a specific cause for transient osteoporosis.