Hip pain doesn’t always stem from an injury. A lot of the time, you may experience hip pain because of a degenerative condition that keeps getting worse. Whether you have hip pain on a regular basis, or if it’s occasional, leading orthopedic physician Reginald J. Newsome, M.D. can help. His team at I-SPINE offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for hip pain in either of the Houston or Keller, Texas offices.
Hip Pain Q & A
What makes up the hip joint?
Your hip joint is a complex ball-and-socket joint. It’s one of the largest in your body, in fact.
The ball of the top of your thigh bone, or femur, meets at a socket in your pelvis called the acetabulum. You have cartilage covering both the ball and the socket, so your bones are protected and don’t rub against each other.
A joint lining tissue called the synovium, which produces fluid for lubrication, further protects your bones.
While the femur and the acetabulum are the primary components of your hip joint, they can’t function without the help of multiple muscles, tendons, and ligaments to aid in motion and gliding. Bursae, which are tiny fluid-filled sacs around your hip joint, further help bones glide smoothly in your hip joint
Not only can you have an injury or wear and tear to any of these multiple hip components, but you can also damage your sciatic nerve, which passes behind your hip joint.
Why do I have hip pain?
Hip pain can stem from damage or injury to any (or several) of the multiple components of the joint. The most common causes of hip pain include:
- Muscle strains
- IT band syndrome
You may be prone to acute hip pain if you’re an athlete or work out frequently. IT band syndrome, for instance, is common for distance runners.
You also might have a higher risk of developing chronic hip pain if you have an autoimmune disorder that causes soft tissues to break down.
Because you don’t want the hip pain to progress and get worse, you need to find out what’s causing it right away.
How is hip pain treated?
Dr. Newsome has extensive experience in providing the most modern integrative treatments for hip pain. His goal isn’t merely to get you through the pain, but also to treat the underlying issue so that pain doesn’t keep coming back.
Most patients benefit from physical therapy, which is offered in-house at I-SPINE. Depending on your condition, part of your treatment can include:
- Interventional injections
- Minimally invasive surgeries
- Cold laser therapy
- Vertebroplasty (for bone loss)
- Electrical stimulation therapy
Your treatment plan might involve several different techniques to help you fully recover. But rest assured, you’re getting the most advanced treatments available at I-SPINE.
Schedule your hip pain analysis at I-SPINE by calling the clinic or using the online booking feature.