Hip pain is especially common in older adults and active people of all ages. The team of board-certified anesthesia and pain management specialists at AABP Integrative Pain Care understands that hip pain can drag you down, no matter what your age or activity level. They offer a full range of minimally invasive treatments in offices in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn, Midtown East, New York City, as well as White Plains and Great Neck, New York, allowing you to get back to your normal lifestyle without debilitating pain. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment using the online scheduler now.
Hip pain has many causes, with some of the most common including:
Hip pain may happen at the same time as other types of pain. For instance, sciatica is pain that originates in your lumbar spine (lower back) and radiates through your hip and down one leg.
Hip pain can vary considerably based on its cause. You may experience nearly constant dull pain or intermittent bouts of severe pain. Most people who contend with hip pain have at least some difficulty with their mobility. You may tread lightly, limp, or need an assistive device to get around if you have persistent hip pain.
It’s also common to have a significantly decreased range of motion with hip pain. You may find it difficult to climb stairs, stand for long periods, or walk for any length of time. Ultimately, hip pain may cause you to miss out on routine and recreational activities if you don’t seek treatment.
The AABP Integrative Pain Care team checks your medical history and reviews all your symptoms. They’ll observe your gait (the way you walk) and hip rotation to check for abnormalities as well.
Most people need medical imaging tests, like X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to confirm the reason for their hip pain. X-rays can show bone problems, like arthritis, while MRI can reveal soft tissue issues like cartilage tears.
AABP Integrative Pain Care offers the latest cutting-edge treatments for hip pain. The team commonly recommends conservative treatments to start with, which may include physical therapy, mind-body practices like meditation, losing extra weight, and devices like walking canes to improve your mobility.
Many people with stubborn hip pain respond positively to steroid and anesthetic injection, placed directly in the joint using ultrasound guidance. Precision medicine treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or bone marrow aspirate concentrate, may be a good option for people with soft tissue hip injuries or hip arthritis.
Advanced options for chronic severe hip pain can include spinal cord stimulators (SCS), peripheral nerve stimulators (PNS), radiofrequency ablation, and intrathecal pain pumps. These treatments give you long-term pain relief without narcotics.
AABP Integrative Pain Care treats you as a whole person, focusing on the underlying reason for your hip pain so they can give you lasting results and improved bodywide wellness. Call the office nearest you or click on the provided link for help now.