Hip pain is a common health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can range from a mild discomfort to severe pain that can affect your daily activities.
Causes of Hip Pain
There are several causes of hip pain, including:
- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the hip joint over time. It causes pain and stiffness in the hip joint, particularly in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
- Bursitis: Bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursae, which are small sacs of fluid that cushion the hip joint. It causes pain on the outside of the hip joint that may radiate down the thigh.
- Tendinitis: Tendinitis is caused by inflammation of the tendons that attach to the hip joint. It causes pain in the groin or outside of the hip joint.
- Ligament or cartilage injury: Ligament or cartilage injuries such as a labral tear can cause hip pain and instability.
- Hip fracture: A hip fracture is a serious injury that causes sudden, severe hip pain. It requires immediate medical attention.
Hip Pain Treatment
The treatment options for hip pain depend on the type of hip pain and its underlying cause. Common treatments include:
- Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to alleviate hip pain. In more severe cases, prescription medications may be necessary.
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint and improve flexibility, which can help to alleviate hip pain.
- Injection therapies: Corticosteroid injections can help to reduce inflammation and alleviate hip pain.
- Surgery: In cases where conservative treatments are not effective, surgery may be necessary. Hip replacement surgery is a common treatment for severe osteoarthritis of the hip joint.
Most interventional pain procedures are done at the onsite procedure suite.
Don’t let hip pain keep you from living your life. Lakeshore Pain and Spine Center is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to help you achieve pain relief and improve your overall well-being. Call Lakeshore Pain and Spine Center or book an appointment online today.