Hip pain can make simple tasks like walking difficult and certainly interferes with your performance in sports. At Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ, with offices in Summit and Montclair, New Jersey, sports medicine specialists Melissa Mascaro, MD, Joelle Stabile Rehberg, DO, and Christina Hector, DO, determine if your hip pain is due to an injury, degenerative condition, or overuse. They offer noninvasive treatments to get you back to normal movement as soon as possible. Call today or use this website to book an appointment.
Hip pain shows up differently depending on the cause. You might experience sharp, intense pain or a constant, dull ache. Hip pain can be continuous or only present with certain activities or movements.
Hip pain may be most intense deep inside the hip joint but can also appear in the groin area, thighs, or buttocks.
Joint changes or soft tissue damage are the usual reasons for hip pain.
Sports injuries can cause hip pain when you land wrong in a tackle or fall. Overuse and unusual twisting during practice or a game also put you at risk. Sports that increase the likelihood of hip pain include running, dance, gymnastics, soccer, rowing, and football.
Injuries that cause hip pain include:
Osteoarthritis is another common reason for hip pain. It’s estimated that one in every four people will develop hip arthritis at some point. The condition occurs when the cartilage that cushions the space between bones degenerates. Osteoarthritis may be hastened by an injury but often occurs to normal wear-and-tear.
Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect hip function and cause pain. This autoimmune condition causes inflammation in many joints.
With so many possible reasons for hip pain, it’s important for you to get a comprehensive exam by the team at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ. They’ll do imaging exams, a physical evaluation, and other assessments to determine the cause so you get the appropriate treatment.
Treatment for hip pain depends on the cause. The specialists at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ recommend conservative treatments, like osteopathic manipulations, pain medications, rest, icing or heat therapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy whenever possible.
You may also be a candidate for corticosteroid injections to ease pain or platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissue.
If you’re experiencing hip pain, it’s time to make an appointment at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ. Call one of the offices today or use this website to book your appointment.