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Hip Pain

About Hip Pain

When hip pain strikes, it can reduce your quality of life due to limited mobility. But hip joint pain and hip flexor pain aren’t conditions you have to endure. They can be effectively diagnosed and treated at a hip pain specialist near you. With offices in New York City and throughout northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and his talented team of experts at the Spine & Rehab Group are available, often for same-day or next-day appointments. Whether you’ve been struggling with increasingly painful arthritis or experienced an injury, call the doctors who know how to treat hip pain.

What Causes Hip Pain?

A wide range of conditions can lead to hip joint pain or hip flexor pain. To find the exact cause, your spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group in northern New Jersey and New York City perform a number of tests to evaluate your particular condition. Dr. Amr Hosny and his expert team of spine specialists are highly qualified and credentialed to offer individualized, effective hip pain treatment.

While hip pain is a common complaint among the elderly, anyone can develop debilitating pain in the hip. There are a number of reasons for hip pain, including:

What Is Hip Flexor Pain?

Hip flexor pain, on the other hand, usually is a result of overuse or damage done during vigorous exercise. You may have a strain or tear in one of the muscles or ligaments attached to your hips. Swelling, tenderness and bruising usually accompany this type of hip pain. The most common signs that you have a hip flexor injury include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Upper leg cramping
  • Stiffness and tight muscles after resting
  • Hip pain that comes on suddenly

You’re at a higher risk of straining or tearing a hip ligament if you:

  • Exercise before warming up properly
  • Have weak hip muscles from lack of activity
  • Perform high kicks as part of your routine sports or exercise program
  • Participate in sports that require jumping and running

When Should I See a Doctor about Hip Pain Treatment?

At the first sign of hip discomfort, check in with your spine doctor. When caught early, you may be able to reduce and even eliminate the pain through interventional therapies, which Dr. Hosny prefers over surgical solutions. Non-surgical treatment options include:

  • Resting
  • Avoiding bending and other repeated motions involving your hip for a while
  • Taking breaks from prolonged sitting
  • Alternating ice and heat on your hip
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Wearing compression packs
  • Undergoing physical therapy

You need to get treatment immediately if you experience a sports injury or any other kind of trauma, especially if you experience symptoms such as:

  • A deformity in the hip joint
  • Pain accompanied by a fever
  • Inability to walk or bear weight on the hip
  • Inflammation that comes on suddenly

What Can Happen if I Don’t Get Treatment?

Hip arthritis is the primary risk factor for developing hip joint pain. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, you run the risk of feeling pain in your hips, as well as in your knees and other joints. Age and obesity are two primary factors that increase your risk of developing joint pain. Look for symptoms that include:

  • Grating or grinding noises that sometimes result in your joints locking
  • Difficulty bending and walking, resulting in a limp
  • Pain that travels from your buttocks to your knees or groin
  • Worse pain after long periods of sitting or lying down

The consequences of avoiding proper treatment for your hip pain greatly reduce your chances of a quick recovery. Your quality of life suffers, and you can’t enjoy many of the activities you’re used to participating in. You’re even limited in trying to accomplish your regular daily tasks. Untreated, a hip flexor tear, a sprain or hip arthritis can lead to a range of problems, such as:

  • Changes in your gait
  • Lower back pain
  • Injuries to your legs as you try to compensate for the hip discomfort

What’s the Best Treatment for Hip Pain?

When the least invasive, interventional therapies don’t relieve your pain sufficiently, your Spine & Rehab spine doctor may suggest other forms of treatment to relieve your pain and get you back on your feet. Since there’s no cure for hip joint pain caused by arthritis, your doctor may recommend:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Trigger point injections
  • Assistive devices, such as a cane or walker
  • Hip replacement surgery as a last resort

Hip flexor pain treatment usually works well when you follow your doctor’s advice by resting and following pain management directions. Trigger point injections relieve inflammation and pain, although you may need to wear a brace for a while. A complete ligament tear may require surgical intervention to repair.

No matter what kind of hip pain you’re experiencing, the spine specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group have answers and effective solutions. Don’t try to create your own recovery plan. Contact the experts and get the right kind of care for your particular situation.

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