You probably don't think about everything that your hips allow you to do until hip pain limits your mobility. If you have hip pain, make an appointment at SEPA Pain & Spine in Horsham, Langhorne, Meadowbrook, or Chalfont, Pennsylvania, for personalized pain management programs to alleviate your pain and help you get back to your regular activities. If you have hip pain that interferes with your life, call SEPA Pain & Spine today or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.
Many injuries and degenerative conditions can cause hip pain. To understand the causes of hip pain, it helps to learn about hip anatomy.
Your hips are ball-and-socket joints comprising the heads of your femurs and your pelvis. The femoral heads fit into the acetabulum — the rounded sockets of your pelvis — and are held in place with a network of ligaments and tendons, providing stability and facilitating movement.
The labrum lines your hip's socket, a ring of cartilage, and smooth articular cartilage covers the bones. Cartilage cushions and lubricates your hip joints, absorbing shock and allowing your hips to move smoothly.
Hip pain can stem from any of the bones, connective tissue, muscles, or nerves in your hips. Some of the common cause of hip pain include:
Hip pain can range in severity and affect different parts of your hips, even extending into the groin or thigh.
You should make an appointment at SEPA Pain & Spine if you have severe or persistent hip pain that limits your mobility. Pain that doesn't go away with a couple of days of rest and at-home care such as over-the-counter pain relievers and ice could be a sign of a serious problem.
SEPA Pain & Spine offers a wide range of interventional pain treatments to address hip pain. Depending on your needs, your treatment program could include:
Medication, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids, can help relieve inflammation and pain. SEPA Pain & Spine often combines medicine with other therapies to maximize pain relief.
SEPA Pain & Spine offers innovative regenerative medicine treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy, to stimulate your body’s natural healing response.
Physical therapy can help rebuild strength and flexibility in your hips, legs, and lower back to provide better support and stability to your hips.
If your hip pain is due to nerve compression in your lower back, you might benefit from a spinal injection to relieve swelling and nerve compression in your spine.
Spinal cord stimulators are implantable devices that send a mild electrical current into your spine to disrupt pain signals. SEPA Pain & Spine implants the device in a minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime for recovery.
Call SEPA Pain & Spine, or make an appointment online for expert, personalized treatment plans for hip pain.