Your hip is one of your largest weight-bearing joints. It’s there to support you whether you’re standing in place or walking from one errand to the next. Unfortunately, hip pain is an all too common complaint – especially as you get older. Anything affecting one of the joint’s many components — whether it’s the bones, muscles, joints, or tendons located in or around the hip area — can cause hip discomfort. The pain you experience in your hip can also radiate to other parts of your body, such as down your thigh or in your groin.
If your hip pain lasts longer than a few days, it’s time to call the orthopedic specialists at NJ Spine and Wellness. We can assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that addresses your painful symptoms so you can get on the road to full recovery.
Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain is more common among older adults. However, it can affect people of all ages. NJ Spine and Wellness can help you determine the underlying cause of your hip pain so that you can receive appropriate treatments.
Some common causes of hip pain are:
- Hip fractures
- Muscle strain
- Aseptic necrosis (when the hip does not receive enough blood flow)
- A traumatic fall or accident
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Hip pain can radiate down the groin, buttocks, or upper thigh. Aches, sharp or dull pain, and tenderness can also accompany hip pain.
Other symptoms of hip pain include:
- Joint stiffness
- Decreased range of motion
- Popping or locking of the joint
- The inability to rotate your hips
Treatments for Hip Pain
Depending on what’s causing your discomfort, the doctors at NJ Spine and Wellness will recommend an individualized treatment approach along with pain management techniques. In general, we provide conservative treatment options first, including:
Our team offers a comprehensive variety of pain management options ranging from conservative techniques to advanced procedures.
Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the hip to reduce pain, improve range of motion and increase flexibility.