Hip pain is a common problem among older adults and athletes, but anyone can develop it. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD, Adam Thompson, and their highly trained team offer nonsurgical hip pain treatments to alleviate your discomfort and stimulate healing. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.
Hip discomfort is a painful feeling in your hip joints, the areas of the body that connect your pelvis to your two thigh bones. The joints consist of muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and bones. Hip joint tissues can become damaged with aging or due to an injury. Treatment at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine restores the affected tissues, often without surgery.
If you develop hip pain, it could appear as:
The pain may appear gradually over time or suddenly because of an injury. Visit your A+ Athlete Sports Medicine provider at the first sign of ongoing or extreme hip pain.
The common causes and risk factors for developing hip pain include:
Determining the root cause of hip pain is the key to developing the most effective treatment plan.
To pinpoint the cause of hip discomfort, the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team discusses your symptoms, medications, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs and weight and complete a physical exam to look for injuries or tissue degeneration.
Your provider may suggest blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, an MRI, or another imaging procedure to determine the extent of hip joint damage you have and how to best treat it.
A+ Athlete Sports Medicine providers may suggest various nonsurgical hip pain treatment options. These include home remedies (rest, ice, compression, or elevation), wearing a brace, injury-specific exercises, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, lubricating gel injections, corticosteroid injections, or medication prescriptions.
A+ Athlete Sports Medicine also offers acupuncture, nutrition counseling, massage, and osteopathic manual treatment to ease pain and speed up healing naturally. If you need surgery to repair, fuse, or replace a hip joint, they refer you to a highly trained surgeon.
To get relief from hip pain, schedule a consultation at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine by phone or online today.