Hip Pain Treatment
As one of the largest joints of the body, the hip joint is used as a tool for movement as one goes forward and backward. In addition, the hip joint will rotate when sitting and changing direction while walking and running. Because it is a tool that is used predominantly for our mobility, hip pain can be felt with most movements regardless of your lifestyle.
What is Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be classified in a number of different ways based on its location. If you are experiencing problems with your hip joint, you will often feel pain on the inside of your hip or around your groin area. If you are experiencing pain on the outside of your hip or thigh area, the problem is more often associated with muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As you seek treatment, it’s important to clarify the area in which your pain is radiating, as this will help determine the actual cause.
Symptoms and Causes of Hip Pain
While hip pain most often deals with the hip or hip joint itself, the pain can sometimes be associated with other parts of your body such as your back. Some hip pain may be temporary, while others may be long-standing or permanent.
Common Symptoms of Hip Pain
Common symptoms of hip pain can include:
- Swelling and tenderness of the hip area
- Difficulty sitting, standing, or sleeping on the hip
- Loss of feeling in the hip or groin
- Difficulty putting on socks and shoes
While the pain may be temporary, it’s important to contact a physician quickly if it persists for more than a few days.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain can be caused by a number of things, but mostly commonly tends to be related to arthritis or an injury.
Injuries Associated with Hip Pain Include:
People often hear that the most common type of treatment for hip pain is a total hip replacement. However, there are a number or treatment options that do not require a replacement of the hip, and can help you resume everyday activities. Less invasive treatment options can include:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Anti-inflammatory Medications
- Physical Therapy
Conservative hip treatments are pursued first, as surgery is not necessarily the best option for each patient. If Hip replacement surgery is the best course of recovery, we work with our patients to determine the right approach, which includes:
- Total Hip Replacement
- Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement
If you are experiencing minor hip pain, make sure to rest the area and ice or heat the area to avoid swelling and reduce pain. If you are experiencing severe issues with hip pain, contact us today to learn more about how to get ahead of the problem and develop a proactive hip care regimen.
Why choose Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?
At AOSM, we want to break the stigma that hip pain has to result in a hip replacement. For that reason, our amazing team of physicians work with you to develop a strong, unique plan of attack to get you back in action. Whether it is an exercise regimen or a surgery, we’re prepared to be with you every step of the way.
To learn more about hip pain treatment options, contact us today!