Hip Pain Specialist
You may associate hip pain with age-related degenerative diseases, but active young adults and athletes are just as likely to have hip pain due to strains and sprains. Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Ahmad Badri at One Oak Medical have extensive experience diagnosing the cause of hip pain and creating customized treatment plans that relieve your pain and restore optimal function. If you suffer from hip pain, schedule an appointment using the online booking tool or call one of the offices in Wayne, Paramus, Middletown, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey, or Staten Island, New York.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain is caused by a variety of health problems, from bone and soft tissue injuries to infections and inflammation. These are a few conditions that may cause hip pain:
- Fractures due to injury
- Compression fractures due to osteoporosis
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Ligament sprains and muscle or tendon strains
- Overuse injuries
- Hip bursitis
- Osteonecrosis (loss of bone due to limited blood flow)
- Infections in bones or joints
- Hip impingement syndrome
Can a hip problem cause pain elsewhere in your body?
Yes, you can have a hip problem but pain somewhere else, which is a phenomenon called referred pain.
Problems within the hip joint often cause pain in your groin, while soft tissue damage in the hip may lead to pain in your upper thigh or outer buttock. You can also have a problem in your back that manifests as pain in your hip.
How is hip pain treated?
Whether your hip pain occurred suddenly due to an injury or degenerative changes have caused pain and stiffness for years, individualized treatment at One Oak Medical can help improve the problem.
Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Badri develops your treatment plan based on the underlying cause of your pain. He alleviates your pain while healing the underlying cause, if possible, or preventing it from worsening.
Treatment for problems like strains, tendonitis, and bursitis may begin with modifying or temporarily avoiding activities that worsen the condition. Medical care may include muscle relaxants, pain relievers, or injections directly into the damaged area to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential elements of a treatment plan for most hip problems. Exercises, therapeutic massage, and other therapies are proven to promote healing. With regular physical therapy, your muscles and soft tissues are strengthened, inflammation and pain are diminished, and your functioning improves.
A hip fracture or torn muscle may require surgery as the first line of treatment. You could need a partial or complete joint replacement for a severe degenerative disease like osteoarthritis.
When surgical intervention is necessary, you can count on your surgeon’s extensive training and experience in minimally invasive and robotic surgery (procedures that promote quick recovery, cause less pain, and leave minimal scarring).
If you’re experiencing hip pain, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online today.