Hip Pain

Sameer Syed, MD, MPH -  - Pain Management

Pain Treatment Institute

Sameer Syed, MD, MPH

Pain Management located in Plano, TX & Sherman, TX

Hip pain can significantly reduce mobility, making everyday tasks difficult or even unbearable. If you suffer from hip pain, simple pain management solutions are within reach at Pain Treatment Institute in Plano and Sherman, Texas. Board-certified pain management physician Sameer Syed, MD, MPH, and his team use advanced techniques to ease hip pain and restore your quality of life. Call Pain Treatment Institute to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Your hip joint is the largest ball and socket joint in your body, allowing for fluid movements during running, walking, and other common everyday motions. It’s a durable joint, but with age and increased use, joint cartilage can wear down and become damaged. This causes your hip joint to become painful.

It can also be difficult to pinpoint the exact location of hip pain. Symptoms include:

  • Pain in your groin
  • Pain on the outside of your hip
  • Pain in your buttocks or upper thigh
  • Intense or sharp pain
  • Popping noises in the hip
  • An obvious hip deformity
  • Swelling, redness, or tingling
  • Inability to bear weight on your hip
  • Being unable to move your hip or leg

You might notice hip pain develop over time and gradually get worse. Regardless of the type of hip pain you experience, Dr. Syed at Pain Treatment Institute relieves it by finding an appropriate solution that best matches your individual needs.

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain often results from an injury or wear and tear associated with aging. Other common causes include:

  • Bursitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon or muscle strains
  • Osteonecrosis, or death of bone tissue
  • Torn cartilage
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Dislocation
  • Inguinal hernias

Hip pain can also occur with cancer. Knowing the cause of hip pain determines which treatment is best for you, so seek help from pain management specialist Dr. Syed as soon as possible after experiencing hip pain.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

Dr. Syed diagnoses the cause of hip pain by reviewing your symptoms and medical history and completing a comprehensive examination. He might recommend blood or imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to make his diagnosis.

What is the treatment for hip pain?

Your customized treatment plan for hip pain depends on what’s causing it and the severity of your condition. Dr. Syed might recommend:

Injections

Dr. Syed inserts fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections at strategic points in your hip as an effective way to enhance healing, ease pain, and restore mobility and your quality of life.

Rest, ice, or heat therapy

Resting your hip joint and applying heat or ice to it helps ease pain while an injury heals.

Physical therapy

Dr. Syed might recommend physical therapy to strengthen and stretch your hip joint to relieve pain. He lets you know how often to schedule physical therapy sessions.

Medication management

Medications can decrease joint inflammation, increase joint lubrication, and ease pain. Dr. Syed might recommend oral medications or topical pain relief creams in certain cases.

Hip surgery

As a last resort, hip surgery is sometimes the best option to restore the hip joint to its original structure and function so you can resume everyday activities once again.

When you’re ready to ease hip pain once and for all, call Pain Treatment Institute or schedule an appointment online.