Hip pain can be frustrating at the very least, and completely debilitating at its worst. There are many potential causes of hip pain and various approaches to treatment. This pain management education article is all about hip pain – its potential causes and various treatment options.
Hip Pain Causes
Hip pain can vary wildly in its intensity and be caused by a variety of different factors. Here are a few potential underlying causes of hip pain:
- Acute injury (car accident or sports injury, for example)
- Bursitis (join inflammation)
- Hip fracture or dislocation
- Pinched nerves
- Sprains & strains
Treating Hip Pain
Treating hip pain, as with any other form of pain, requires an initial diagnosis of what’s causing the pain first and foremost. A pain management doctor can evaluate your condition with a physical examination in conjunction with various diagnostic tests. Once they have narrowed down a specific cause, you can begin to strategize on treatment approaches, which may include pain medication, injection therapy, physical therapy, or surgery. The most important thing to remember is that every patient’s situation should be approached and treated on an individual basis.
Pain Management Clinic
At Revive MD, we specialize in pain management solutions for patients suffering from all types of pain. Dr. Morales is a board-certified pain management physician with many years of experience helping patients deal with their pain. Whether you are experiencing a chronic pain condition, acute pain from an injury, or something in between – we have the tools and experience needed to help you. Contact us today at Revive MD in St. Paul to learn more about the services we provide and to set up your very own appointment with our team.