Hip Pain Specialist

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine located in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA

Hip pain is a common complaint that can affect anyone at any age. If you’re suffering from hip pain and can’t get relief from at-home care, the team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center can help. They offer cutting-edge methodologies customized to help you get relief from the underlying cause of your hip pain. To learn more, call the ISPP Center offices in Washington, D.C., or Arlington, Virginia, or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain

What is hip pain?

Hip pain refers to any discomfort you feel in or around your hip. The pain can generate from your joint or the surrounding tissue, such as your muscle, ligaments, or tendons. The degree of your pain can vary from a dull ache to a sharp shooting sensation.

What causes hip pain?

You may experience hip pain for a number of reasons. Common causes of hip pain include:

Arthritis

Arthritis refers to the inflammation of your joint. Osteoarthritis, also referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis and can lead to hip pain due to the deterioration of your cartilage that causes bone-on-bone contact.

Bursitis

Bursitis refers to an inflammation of the pillow-like sac that keeps your tendons and muscles from rubbing on your bones. You may be at greater risk of developing bursitis as you get older.

Labral tears

Your labrum is the cartilage in your hip joint that helps keep things in place. Sports injuries can lead to a labral tear, which can result in hip pain and affect mobility.

Tendinitis

Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons in your hip and is a common injury in active individuals.

The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center specialize in hip pain and can help identify the cause of your pain after a thorough examination. You can help assist your specialist in identifying the cause of your hip pain by being as detailed as possible about your pain, including location, type of discomfort, and onset of symptoms.

How is hip pain treated?

The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center customize treatment for your hip pain based on its underlying cause, your symptoms, and your overall health. The specialists have access to some of the most cutting-edge methodologies and can help you get relief from your pain quickly and safely.

Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Physical therapy
  • Interventional pain management

For injuries and diseased tissue, your specialist at International Spine Pain & Performance Center may suggest regenerative care, which includes the use of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These therapies naturally stimulate your body’s own healing powers to help accelerate your recovery.

For expert care of your hip pain, schedule an appointment at International Spine Pain & Performance Center online or by phone today.