While your hip joint is incredibly strong, it also supports your weight and movement and can be damaged by degenerative conditions or injuries. If you have hip pain, contact the team at South Lake Pain Institute in Clermont and Orlando, Florida. The experienced doctors provide holistic treatments and care to both relieve your pain and restore your overall well-being so you can get back to the activities you love. Call or schedule a consultation online today for personalized attention and care.
If you have a problem with your hip, you may feel pain in the joint itself, or the pain can radiate to your lower back, buttocks, groin, or thighs. Conversely, an injury in your lower back, groin, or thighs can also radiate to your hip and cause pain.
Arthritis is a common cause of hip pain. Both the degenerative form of the disease — osteoarthritis — and rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation and pain in your hips. You may also sustain a labral tear injury. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that cushions the outer rim of the socket part of your joint. When your labrum tears, it causes significant pain and mobility problems.
Your hip pain might also be due to inflammation in the soft tissue surrounding your joint. Tendinitis and bursitis are common, painful inflammatory conditions that are often triggered by overuse and repetitive motion.
If you have cancer that has spread to your bones, it can lead to pain in your hips as well as other joints and bones in your body.
The doctors at South Lake Pain Institute diagnose the cause of your hip pain with a physical exam and a variety of diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays and MRIs and nerve studies such as electromyography. Your doctor may also perform arthroscopy to examine the inside of your hip joint in detail.
During your physical exam, your doctor may guide you through a series of movements to gauge the extent of your pain and any mobility limitations. Additional diagnostic testing helps them visualize the bones and soft tissues in your hip to identify physical problems or to measure any disruption to your nerves.
The team at South Lake Pain Institute provides holistic pain management programs to relieve your pain, heal your body, and restore your overall wellness, helping you get back to your regular activities. Your doctor customizes your treatment plan to address your specific condition and symptoms.
In many cases, medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids are effective in reducing inflammation and pain. If your physician finds any damage like labral tears or loose debris in your hip joint during arthroscopy, they can use special surgical tools to repair the damage or remove any debris.
If you have hip pain that’s disrupting your life and damaging your well-being, call or schedule an appointment online today.