Though your hip has minimal movement, it’s a common source of pain because of its weight-bearing function. As a result, hip pain can significantly affect your mobility and quality of life. At Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine, Martin Quiroga, DO, MBA, and Eduardo Otero Loperena, MD, specialize in diagnosing and treating hip pain. To get relief from your hip pain, call the office in Warren, Michigan, or book an appointment online today.
Hip pain refers to any discomfort you feel in and around your hip joint. The location of your hip pain may help determine the underlying cause of your discomfort.
For example, if your pain affects the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or buttock, then your pain may be due to problems with the muscles, ligaments, or tendons that surround your hip joint. On the other hand, if you have groin pain, the problem may be from the joint itself.
You can develop hip pain from many causes, including overuse, an injury, or an underlying disease. Common causes of hip pain include:
Your hip pain may also develop from issues with your other weight-bearing joints, such as your knees or lower back.
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when visiting Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine with concerns about hip pain. The pain management experts aim to find the underlying cause of your pain to create the most effective treatment plan.
Your provider performs a physical exam, diagnostic imaging, and psychosocial screening during your hip pain evaluation. They also conduct electromyography (EMG) to look for nerve injuries that may explain your pain condition.
Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine customizes your hip pain treatment based on your diagnosis. Initially, the pain experts may take a conservative approach and recommend medications and physical therapy to ease your hip pain.
If conservative care fails to provide significant pain relief, your provider may suggest interventional pain management treatments such as:
For hip pain from arthritis, your provider may perform a fluoroscopic-guided hip injection. During the minimally invasive procedure, your provider injects numbing and anti-inflammatory medication into your hip joint.
While performing a nerve block, your provider injects medication into your hip joint to block pain transmission from the nerves in your hip to your brain.
If you have a successful nerve block, your provider may suggest radiofrequency ablation, which uses radiofrequency energy to destroy the nerve for long-term pain relief.
For bursitis in the hip, Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine may perform a bursa injection. This injection contains numbing and anti-inflammatory medications.
Don’t let your hip pain keep you from living your life. Call Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine or book an appointment online today.