NovaSpine Pain Institute
Pain Management in Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale and Gilbert, Arizona
Pain in your hips and buttocks is a common complaint associated with arthritis, aging, and injuries. If hip pain prevents you from enjoying life, the pain management experts at NovaSpine Pain Institute in Sun City West, Sun City, Gilbert, and Glendale, Arizona, are here for you. They offer many holistic treatments and steroid injections to ease hip pain caused by trochanteric bursitis, piriformis syndrome, and other conditions. Call NovaSpine Pain Institute to learn more about hip pain treatment or use the online contact form.
Hip & Buttocks Pain Q & A
What is hip pain?
Hip pain, or pain within or near your hip joint, is common and can drastically hinder your mobility and quality of life if left untreated. It’s often caused by diseases or injuries. Symptoms of hip pain include:
- Hip discomfort
- Limited range of motion
- Reduced mobility
If hip pain doesn’t get better on its own within a few days or if it’s severe, see your NovaSpine Pain Institute doctor for an evaluation.
What causes hip pain?
Many things can contribute to hip discomfort. Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, the fluid-filled sac near your hip joint. It’s a common cause of hip pain and occurs when the bursae become irritated.
Piriformis syndrome is another condition associated with hip pain. It can happen when a muscle pushes against your sciatic nerve causing lower body pain or numbness. Additional causes of hip pain include:
- Pinched nerves
- Hip labral tears
- Other injuries
Your doctor works with you to determine the cause of your hip pain and its severity so that they can develop a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
To diagnose the cause of hip pain, your pain management physician reviews your medical history and symptoms. They examine you and could do blood and/or imaging tests like X-rays or MRIs to determine the type and severity of hip pain and diagnose your condition.
How is hip pain treated?
Based on what’s causing your hip pain, the pain management doctors at NovaSpine Pain Institute might recommend one or more of the following treatments:
If you’re suffering from a minor injury, your doctor will usually recommend simply resting your hip joint, applying ice or heat to it, or taking over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen sodium to allow the injury to heal.
Physical therapy and massage
Physical therapy and massage at NovaSpine Pain Institute help strengthen and stretch your hip joint and muscles surrounding it to relieve discomfort, speed up healing, and prevent further injuries.
Your doctor might use steroid injections to reduce inflammation in your hip joint, ease pain, and restore the joint’s function.
In some cases, surgery is the best way to fully restore your hip’s function and structure. If this is your case, your doctor recommends surgical repair or even complete replacement of the joint.
Don’t live with hip pain that reduces the quality of your life when advanced hip pain treatments are available at NovaSpine Pain Institute. Schedule an appointment over the phone or use the online contact form today.