It doesn’t matter if your hip pain is dull and achy or sharp and burning, it can make your everyday activities nearly impossible to complete. Board-certified sports medicine specialist, Dr. Thomas Baylis, offers a variety of traditional and cutting-edge solutions for hip pain. At Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, they’ve helped hundreds of patients reduce their hip pain, and they can help you, too. Call the office today to schedule or book your appointment online now.
Multiple issues can cause hip pain. Osteoarthritis, which causes degeneration of cartilage in your joints, is the most common cause. If you strain your hamstring or hip flexor, it can also manifest as hip pain. Other frequent causes of hip pain are:
In some cases, hip pain results from issues in your lower back.
Dr. Baylis offers a variety of things you can do at home that may reduce your hip pain. Avoid any activities that increase the pain, and take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce inflammation and ease any discomfort.
The doctors also suggest wearing shoes with good arch support and avoiding standing for long periods of time, especially on cement or concrete. If your hips hurt at night, sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees may offer relief. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight also reduces the stress and strain on your hip joints and can decrease hip pain.
Warming up before you exercise or play sports may also help with hip pain and make you less likely to sustain an injury. If your hip pain is keeping you from regular physical activity, consider something less joint-intensive like swimming or yoga.
If your hip pain doesn’t begin to improve after 10 days of these treatments, seek professional help at Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
The cause of your hip pain determines the course of treatment Dr. Baylis recommends. He may suggest physical therapy or strengthening exercises that stabilize the hip joint. If your hip pain is caused by arthritis, he may also prescribe medication to reduce inflammation and slow the progression of joint degeneration.
In the case of severe hip pain that doesn’t respond to other treatments, your doctor may recommend hip surgery or joint replacement. Dr. Baylis is specially trained to perform anterior hip replacements with the Hana® table, a state-of-the-art fracture table that optimizes the procedure.
If you have hip pain that’s affecting your mobility or independence, don’t wait until it gets worse. Contact the board-certified joint specialists at Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Call the office to schedule today or book your appointment online.