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Hip Pain

Hip pain affects about 7% of adults in the United States, and it can be debilitating. If hip discomfort or stiffness negatively affects your quality of life, the interventional pain management experts at American Pain Consortium offer personalized solutions. They use advanced, holistic treatments, when possible, to manage your pain and provide long-lasting relief.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about your options.

What is Hip Pain?

Hip pain is discomfort near your hip joint or the area where your upper thigh bone meets your pelvis. It often results from injuries to bone, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues that make up the joint. Other sources of pain in the pelvis may include the sacroiliac joint. This is a common place to develop arthritis. Women are particularly susceptible to sacroiliac joint pain after childbirth.

Hip-related pain may present as:

  • Mild or severe pain
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility

Some causes of hip pain subside on their own over time, but in other cases, treatment is necessary to optimize healing and give you relief. If the pain doesn’t go away within a few days or is severe, see one of our spine care specialists for an evaluation.

What Causes Hip Pain?

Numerous factors can contribute to hip pain, including:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis

You might sustain a hip injury because of normal wear and tear associated with aging, falling down, having another injury, or playing contact sports. Sometimes the cause of a hip injury isn’t known.

How Is Hip Pain Diagnosed?

Our pain management providers diagnose hip injuries and pain by reviewing your medical history and asking questions about your symptoms. They may obtain imaging studies, such as MRIs or X-rays, to make a final diagnosis and determine the best treatment course.

Our Treatment Options

Your personalized hip pain treatment plan depends on the type and severity of your injury.

Your spine care specialist might recommend:

  • Heat and ice therapy: Alternate heat with ice packs to relieve inflammation and pain associated with a hip injury.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy increases strength and flexibility in your hip joint and surrounding tissues. Your pain management specialist refers out for physical therapy to help you achieve hip pain relief and prevent future injuries.
  • Injections: Steroid and local anesthetic injections can reduce inflammation and relieve hip pain.
  • Surgery: If you have a severe injury or degeneration requiring surgery, your pain management specialist can refer you to a qualified orthopedic surgeon in your area for further evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

Don’t live with hip pain or take addictive pain medicine when simple treatments at American Pain Consortium can alleviate your discomfort. Schedule an appointment today.