Lawrenceville Hip Pain Treatment
Don’t Consider Surgery Until You’ve Explored All the Options
Hip problems are a serious concern for patients of any age. While many issues are not serious and may even go away on their own, patients who injure their hip or start feeling pain that lasts for longer than a week should meet with their doctor as soon as possible. As hip conditions get worse, hip replacement surgery may be the only treatment option left. Thankfully, many hip problems can be treated and managed for several years before a hip replacement is needed. The longer you can put off a hip replacement, the better, as replacements are not permanent, and most patients require a new one after 15 years.
At Royal Blue Medical Center, our innovative pain management treatments can help repair the damage done by osteoarthritis, chiropractic injuries, and other conditions.
Make sure you explore all of your treatment options before agreeing to surgery – and call us at (770) 766-4609 today to learn more about the care we offer.
What Causes Hip Pain?
Everything from injuries and arthritis can cause hip pain. Some of the most common causes of hip pain include:
- Tendonitis (inflamed tendons)
- Various types of arthritis
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Hip fractures
- Overuse and exertion
- Snapping hip syndrome
- And more
For many of these ailments, surgery is not the option. Talk to us about alternative therapies for long-term hip pain management.
Home Remedies for Hip Pain
Sudden or severe hip pain should be treated by a doctor. However, if your pain is not from a fracture or a serious condition, there are several self-care remedies you can try to achieve relief. We recommend you try the following:
- Rest: Keep your weight off your hip for a while and avoid movements or activities that apply direct pressure, such as bending, sitting, or lying on the affected side.
- Over-the-counter pain medications: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen sodium (Aleve) can all help to relieve mild hip pain.
- Ice: Applying cold packs to the hip in 15-minute increments can help to reduce swelling.
- Heat: In addition to cold therapy, some people find a warm bath or shower to be an effective home remedy for hip pain.
- Stretch: Gentle stretching and exercise can help to reduce hip pain, especially if your discomfort is caused by a pinched nerve or strain.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatment
Due to their potential for error, surgery and pharmaceutical intervention should always be the last resort. Instead, you may be able to recover with physical therapy, special injections, and other proven treatments. Hyaluronic acid injections, for example, are FDA-approved for treating osteoarthritis.
Our alternative treatments and therapies can help your body:
- Reduce inflammation
- Slow down cell death
- Decrease fibrous tissue formation
- Repair damaged tissue
- Restore cartilage and bone
Royal Blue Medical Center has a 90% success rate treating our patients’ injuries and chronic pain conditions. Contact us today to find out if our treatments and therapies can spare you the stress of surgery.
Schedule your appointment at Royal Blue Medical Center today. You can call us at (770) 766-4609.