Hip Pain Specialist

Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain

Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Specialists located in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, and West Columbia, SC and Asheville and Gastonia, NC

Your hip joint supports a significant portion of your weight and movement every day, whether you’re walking, jogging, standing, or even sitting. As a result, it’s highly susceptible to pain and injury. The experts at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain can help identify the specific cause of your hip pain and offer nonsurgical ways to manage it. Call one of the six offices in North or South Carolina or book an appointment online today to find relief from your hip pain.

Hip Pain Q & A

When should I see a doctor for hip pain?

Hip pain can throw off your gait and lead to serious dysfunction. Symptoms that suggest you should see a doctor for hip pain include:

  • Limping
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swelling, heat, and tenderness at the joint
  • Groin pain

You may also notice pain in your hip when walking or sleeping on the affected side. Pain due to arthritis often intensifies with increased hip use.

What causes hip pain?

Your doctor at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain conducts a thorough physical exam and imaging tests, such as MRIs and X-rays, to determine the cause of your pain.

Pain in your hip may be due to a degenerative disease like osteoarthritis, or you may have hip pain due to:

  • Dislocation or instability in the joint
  • Joint inflammation, such as tendonitis or bursitis
  • Labral tear, a rip in the ring of cartilage that surrounds the joint
  • Sprain or strain

A pinched nerve in your spine can also cause radiating pain in the hip joint, as is the case with sciatica. Overuse and muscle imbalances may be to blame, too.

How is hip pain treated?

When at-home therapies such as ice and heat and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications fail to help, the doctors at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain can offer more comprehensive treatments.

You may benefit from targeted physical therapy and movement modification offered through physical rehabilitation. Other lifestyle treatments, such as exercise and weight loss, may be enough to reduce your pain.

Injections of corticosteroids can also help reduce inflammation at the joint and relieve your pain. If your hip pain is due to a pinched nerve, you may benefit from a nerve block, an epidural steroid injection, or an SI steroid injection to disrupt the pain signals from the nerves.

To learn more about how the specialists at the Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain can help you manage your hip pain, call or book an appointment online.