Hip pain can be felt while walking or performing other typical daily activities that involve movement of the pelvic bone or lower extremities, and affects many individuals worldwide. Some instances of hip pain can be so severe that the individual is unable to perform their normal activities. In general, hip pain can be the result of damage or irritation to the muscle, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, or bones. Hip pain can lead to hip replacement as a way to treat pain and dysfunction. Good preventative care can reduce the probability in many patients.
Treatment options for hip pain include, but are not limited to:
- Physical therapy
- Conventional painkillers
- Nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Transcutaneous electrical stimulation
- Hip replacement, or arthroscopy
Emerging treatments with promising application to cases of pain include arthroscopy and NGF-blocking drugs. Education and training in the prevention of hip damage may also contribute to reductions in the risk of this type of pain in the future. To help alleviate your hip pain, talk to one of our doctors today to get on track with the best solution for you!