Hip Pain | Houston, TX
Is your hip pain keeping you from your favorite activity or making daily activities more difficult? There are multiple conditions that can cause hip pain, however (but) the most common is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as OA, is usually caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of the joints. OA largely affects women; then again men can be diagnosed with OA as well. OA causes a breakdown of the cartilage between the bones that allows ease of movement in joints. Once the cartilage is broken down it causes the bones to rub together, and in turn causes stiffness, pain, and loss of movement. There are several contributing factors that can lead to OA with the most common being participating in competitive sports (past or present), being obese, genetics, past injuries, muscle weakness, and aging. Arthritis is not the only condition that can cause hip pain. Other medical conditions that may cause hip pain include inflammation of the tendons and joints, fractures (including stress fractures), muscle strain or spasms, IT Band, Trochanteric Bursitis, Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica. Sciatica pain may radiate from your lower back, through your hip and down to your buttocks.
If you are suffering from hip pain, don’t suffer any longer! Call today for an appointment to be evaluated by one of our highly trained physicians. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Shaun Lehmann and Dr. Curtis Fandrich will obtain a thorough medical history, complete a physical exam, and if the physician feels it is necessary, they will order diagnostic testing (if you have any tests from previous physicians please bring those results with you). Once the physician has assessed all of your information, he will discuss your condition and the treatment options available with you.
There are several contributing factors that can lead to OA with the most common being participating in competitive sports (past or present), being obese, genetics, past injuries, muscle weakness, and aging.
Non-surgical Hip Pain Treatment
Have you avoided having your hip pain evaluated in fear of needing surgery? While some hip pain diagnoses require surgery, the majority of them do not. At Houston Spine & Sports Medicine our physicians are specially trained to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders, including hip pain, with non surgical treatments that help promote the natural healing process.
Common Diagnoses for Hip Pain:
- Trochaneteric Bursitis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Hip Fracture
- IT Band