Hip Pain Specialist

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Interventional Pain Center

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Charlotte, NC

Surgery isn’t the only way to manage hip pain. At Interventional Pain Center, the team offers noninvasive and minimally invasive pain management treatments to control painful conditions affecting your entire body, including your hip. And, as a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates, you can expect the highest quality care at their convenient location in Charlotte, North Carolina. To find relief from hip pain, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain generally describes discomfort in different areas of your hip, including the joint, upper thigh, outer buttock, and groin. This type of pain can vary from mild to severe and sometimes indicates a serious condition.

Experiencing discomfort in your hip can affect your ability to walk properly leading to additional physical dysfunction. If your hip pain doesn’t resolve within a few days, it’s important to seek medical attention to reduce your risk of long-term pain and other complications.

When should I see a doctor for hip pain?

Hip pain symptoms that might require medical attention include:

  • Limping
  • Warmth, swelling, or tenderness at the joint
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain in your groin
  • Deformity in your joint
  • Exposed bone or inability to bear weight

In some cases, you might also notice that pain increases when you use your hip while walking or when sleeping on it.

What causes hip pain?

You can experience hip pain for several reasons, including:

  • Strain or sprain
  • Overuse and muscle imbalance
  • Instability or dislocation in the joint
  • Joint inflammation, like bursitis or tendinitis
  • A tear in the ring of cartilage surrounding your hip joint, known as a labral tear
  • A pinched nerve or herniated disc in your spine

It’s also common to experience hip pain because of degenerative diseases, like osteoarthritis.

How is hip pain diagnosed and treated?

The experienced team at Interventional Pain Center performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews imaging tests, like X-rays and MRIs, to identify the source of your hip pain.

Based on the cause of your hip pain, your provider develops a customized pain management strategy to ease your discomfort. This often includes targeted physical therapy and movement modifications along with lifestyle changes, like weight loss and exercise.

The team might also recommend corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and ease your pain. For hip pain associated with a pinched nerve or herniated disc, your provider may suggest physical therapy, medications, an epidural steroid injection, or a nerve block.

To find relief for your hip pain, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.