Damage to bones and cartilage is one of the most common causes of hip pain. A variety of infections, inflammation, and underlying diseases also cause hip pain. Your first visit with Dr. Clark focuses on determining the exact cause of your pain based on your medical history, a thorough examination, and imaging like X-rays or a CT scan, if necessary.
Common causes of hip pain include:
You may have a health issue in your hip yet feel the pain and discomfort in the surrounding region. For example, pain in the thigh, buttocks, and groin can be due to a hip problem.
The location of your pain often gives clues about the part of the hip causing discomfort. When pain occurs on the inside of your hip or in the groin, chances are the problem is in the hip joint. If the pain is on the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or outer buttock, the problem often arises from soft tissues surrounding the hip joint.
Health conditions in other parts of your body may cause pain in your hip. Hip pain often reflects a problem in your back. It may arise from sciatica, a herniated disc, spinal degeneration, or an issue in the joint that connects the bottom of the spine with the pelvis.
Dr. Clark determines your treatment plan by the severity and underlying cause of your hip pain.
Hot or cold radiofrequency ablation stops the pain for about 6-12 months by blocking nerve signals. That gives you plenty of pain-free time to participate in physical therapy, get regenerative injections to promote healing and new tissue growth, or undergo acupuncture treatments.
Dr. Clark’s focus on the entire musculoskeletal system is an advantage for treating hip pain because he doesn’t treat the area of pain without considering the other bones and muscles that may be affected.
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