Hip Pain

Find Long-Term Relief from Persistent Hip Pain at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

As one of the most common conditions among aging adults, hip pain is commonly felt around the hip joint extending to the groin or thigh.

The condition has recently been on the rise among middle-aged adults with a sedentary lifestyle—one that involves sitting or standing for long periods of time. When accompanied by little to no exercise, hip pain may worsen and require surgery to restore mobility, functionality, and flexibility.

However, patients can find long-term relief by diagnosing the issue early and getting treatment as soon as possible almost eliminating the need for surgery down the line.

Common Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain is commonly caused by external injuries or conditions that increase joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness. People may experience mild to severe pain depending on how severe the condition is.

Common causes include:

  • Sprains
  • Hip fracture
  • Inflame tendons
  • Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Sciatica

Signs and Symptoms

Hip pain is commonly identified by the following signs and symptoms:

  • Sharp pain in the hip region
  • Swelling
  • Warmth near the hip region
  • Restricted mobility
  • A throbbing sensation when the body is moved in certain directions
  • Redness
  • Limping
  • Difficulty sleeping on the hip

Aging adults and people who have an unhealthy lifestyle may experience overlapping and exacerbated symptoms. 

Types of Hip Pain

  • Anterior hip pain: Mild to severe pain inside the hip
  • Lateral hip pain: Soreness and throbbing pain on the side(s) of the hip
  • Posterior hip pain: A sharp pain outside the hips

Treatment for Hip Pain at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Our expert team of orthopedists is highly specialized in effectively locating, diagnosing, and treating chronic hip pain. By using cutting-edge software solutions, modern technology, and leveraging the latest in medical research, they identify the root cause and provide personalized treatments that can alleviate pain long-term.

Our treatment plans for hip pain include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Arthroscopy
  • Periacetabular osteotomy

Visit our website to find an orthopedic surgeon that’s right for you in Southeast Texas. If you’re experiencing hip pain, it’s important to get diagnosed and treated as early as possible. We serve patients in South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, Galveston, and neighboring communities.