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Treatments for Hip Pain

Whether it’s a short-term annoyance or significant medical concern, hip pain can reduce your quality of life and restrict your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. Many treatments are now available to help you improve comfort and motion in your hips, both surgical and non-surgical. To determine which method is right for you, you should always discuss your experience with a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. Depending on your needs, they may advise you to try:

Exercises and Physical Therapy
To maintain your range of motion, reduce stiffness and discomfort, and increase muscle strength, exercises are commonly recommended as part of a treatment plan for hip pain. In some cases, physical therapy may be enough to alleviate the concern. In other instances, exercise may serve as a post-operative recovery step.

Medication
Often used in combination with other non-surgical remedies, including physical therapy, medications can reduce inflammation, pain, and mobility issues while preserving bone strength and preventing joint damage. A wide range of medications are now available, from corticosteroids to analgesics and more.

Surgery
Surgery often will be recommended in situations where other remedies will not provide a suitable outcome. For instance, if you have severe wear and tear of the hip joint, hip replacement surgery may be the best treatment. Using state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques, patients can now recover faster and with greater results than ever before.

If you’re bothered by hip pain, our extensively trained orthopaedic surgeons can help you find a solution. We emphasize conservative methods whenever possible and are dedicated to patient care and results. Talk to us today to learn more.