Hip pain can be caused by a sports injury, arthritis or an overuse condition known as a greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Inflammation and or injury can break down the cartilage tissue in a joint and cause groin, buttock and leg pain. Symptoms often times include stiffness, pain, swelling, or tenderness. Occasionally the groin pain can come from an inflamed bursa, entrapped nerve or a hernia. Our experts will help to diagnose the source of the pain and prescribe therapies that will improve your function and reduce pain.
How we diagnose
A comprehensive examination is performed on every patient with focus on ferreting out various problems that can cause hip pain.
Our physicians also examine the hip joint, lower abdomen and outer hip region with the help of advanced imaging techniques such as diagnostic ultrasound.
MRI and X-ray imaging is often used to confirm the diagnosis made by our expert examination.
How we treat
Steroid injections are guided by ultrasound for safety and accuracy and are frequently very effective in decreasing pain and inflammation from bursitis and arthritis.
Ultrasound guided Viscosupplementation injections of products like Synvisc and Euflexxa are used for joints that need further cartilage lubrication and protection.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections are now available for patients with advanced arthritis who have not responded to the other treatments and are not candidates for hip replacement.
We employ state of the art physical therapy for correction of muscle imbalances, postural abnormalities and weakness that so frequently lead to hip problems.
When painful chronic hip conditions, such as seen in greater trochanteric pain syndrome, are encountered, patient is referred for specialized treatments known as ART and Graston mobilization to a chiropractor that works closely with our physicians.
Our small and carefully designed therapeutic yoga classes for Arthritis are a perfect way to exercise towards a stronger and a pain free hip.