Hip problems limit mobility as well as cause pain. If you’re struggling to manage hip pain and loss of function, board-certified pain management experts Naveen Reddy, MD, and Maziar Massrour, MD, can help. At their offices in Chandler, Arizona, they specialize in using nonsurgical interventions and injectable treatments to relieve hip pain. To benefit from effective hip pain relief, call Apex Pain Specialists today or book an appointment online.
If you have acute hip pain, you’ve probably damaged the joint or surrounding tissues. Falls — especially in older people — are a common cause of hip pain, but sports injuries and auto accidents account for many acute hip injuries.
The joint might dislocate (come apart), or the bones could fracture. The joint’s cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and/or the muscles surrounding your hip can tear. These injuries cause instant, often severe pain, and you might have problems moving your hip or walking.
Chronic hip pain comes on slowly, typically over weeks and months.
Some common causes of chronic hip pain include:
Osteoarthritis sets in over the years as your joints become increasingly worn. They lose the protective cartilage that covers the ends of your bones, which means the exposed bones rub against one another. The result is inflammation, stiffness, and hip pain that worsens as you age.
Many of your joints contain bursae — small sacs of liquid that stop friction from building up and cushion the joints. Inflammation in the bursae (bursitis) occurs when the joint suffers excessive use. Trochanteric bursitis develops in the bursae at the outer side of your femur (thigh bone), where it joins the hip.
Tendinitis (tendon inflammation) affects the connective tissues that attach your muscles to your hip bones. Like bursitis, tendinitis is often due to overuse.
The labrum is a section of cartilage in your hip joint. It secures the ball-shaped bone at the top of your thigh into the acetabulum (socket) in your pelvis. Acute injury or overuse can cause labral tears.
Providers at Apex Pain Specialists typically begin hip pain treatment with more conservative options, which are effective for many patients. If these aren’t producing results, they offer more advanced interventions. Your personalized treatment plan might include:
Because hips are weight-bearing joints, pain is likely to be worse if you have excess body weight. Taking steps to reduce excess weight and increase activity levels can significantly help with hip arthritis and bursitis.
To benefit from the most effective hip pain treatments, call Apex Pain Specialists today or schedule a consultation online.