Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain can be caused by a multitude of issues that may become more prevalent with age or injury. If hip pain is preventing you from putting weight on your leg, or if your joint appears deformed or swollen, do not wait to seek medical attention. Pain in the lower back, upper thighs, buttocks, and groin may also be connected to a hip injury or ailment. In some cases, knee pain may even be linked to complications with the hips. At 360 Orthopedics, our medical team can help you pinpoint the source of your pain and determine the best course of treatment. Learn more about hip pain and how we can help you reach a successful diagnosis

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Effects of Hip Pain

One of the most common causes of hip pain is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. Hip pain may also be the result of trauma, a sports injury, overuse, or even a spinal problem. Resulting injuries vary and may include torn cartilage, pinched nerves, fractures, muscle tears, or bursitis, which is inflammation of the joint. Decreased blood flow to the bone may cause osteonecrosis, a rapid breaking down of bone. Some injuries may cause pieces of bone or cartilage to shear off and remain loose in the hip socket. Untreated, hip pain may cause a variety of other conditions such as poor gait, balance issues, and chronic pain radiating to the knee.

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Diagnosing and Treating Hip Pain

Finding an accurate diagnosis for your hip pain is essential in providing the best treatment option and outcome. For a hip fracture, hip replacement surgery may mean a relatively quick return to mobility. Some hip surgeries may even be done on an outpatient basis. For less severe injuries, there are non-surgical options such as physical therapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma), anti-inflammatories, and injections. Our orthopedic surgeons and sport medicine physicians at 360 Orthopedics can help you manage your hip pain with a catered treatment plan just for you. We offer same-day appointments and have been serving patients since our founding in 1978. Give us a call today at 941-951-2663 to schedule your first appointment.