Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in Spring offer the full range of treatments for hip pain, from physical therapy to joint replacement.
Hip pain can be caused by injuries, arthritis, mechanical problems, and other conditions. Among the most common are:
Initial treatments offered for hip pain include over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), and naproxen sodium (Aleve) to reduce inflammation.
Recommended treatments to try at home include heat and ice therapy. Wrapping with cold packs or frozen vegetables as well as taking a warm bath or shower can help relieve pain. Gentle stretching may also help alleviate discomfort in the case of a pinched nerve or strain.
If pain persists, your doctor or physical therapist may suggest standard physical therapy treatments or hydrotherapy. Depending on the cause of your hip pain, your physician may also recommend medications to treat underlying conditions that cause weak bones or bone loss. Examples include:
Severe hip pain that does not respond to non-invasive care can be treated by advanced surgical treatments. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons perform the following procedures:
Contact our team today to learn about your treatment options.
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