Chronic hip pain can make it difficult to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, and even sleep at night. The causes of chronic hip pain can vary, and finding out exactly why you hurt is key to reducing your pain so you can live a happy productive life.
At Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, our team of experienced pain medicine doctors can help evaluate your hip pain and find ways to mitigate it, so you can regain mobility and return to doing the things you love most.
Chronic hip pain has a message for you: Get help.
Pain is a warning to your brain that something is wrong. When pain is chronic, it can be difficult to function with messages hitting your brain continually. You need treatment from a trained professional. The first step to treating hip pain is finding out what is causing it. Most cases of chronic hip pain can be attributed to one of three causes.
Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain
Probably the most common cause of hip pain is an age-related wear-and-tear or an old injury to the hip joint. Arthritis can become aggravated with age, weight gain, reinjury of the hip, and cold weather. Your doctor may recommend injections into your hip joints to deliver steroids or platelet-rich plasma as part of a regenerative medicine plan.
Disease or damage in or around the hip joint
Many cases of chronic or acute hip pain involve different parts of the hip joint. You might be suffering from:
- The entire hip joint being compromised because of dysplasia or impingement.
- A labral tear of the ring of cartilage that goes around the hip joint
- Wearing away of the cartilage so that the bones cause friction
- A inflamed tendon (tendonitis)
- A torn ligament that attaches to the hip joint
- Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip (bursitis)
- Lack of lubrication inside the joint (synovitis)
Your doctor can diagnose the root cause of your chronic hip pain and recommend the appropriate treatment for pain mitigation.
Pain from elsewhere manifesting in the hip
Pain that is triggered from the spine can cause your hip to hurt. If you are a woman with osteoarthritis, your hip pain has a higher chance of being this type of referred pain. In many cases, treating the spine can help alleviate the referred hip pain and allow you to be more mobile.
Ready to find out what’s causing your hip pain, and find a solution that works? Call our office at
201-201-0443, fill out our web-based contact form, or book an appointment using our online scheduling system today.