HIP PAIN

hip pain treatmentsChronic hip pain can change your life by limiting your ability to sit comfortably, walk or execute your normal daily activities. When hip pain interferes with your ability to do the things you do everyday, it’s time to seek medical advice from Atlanta Medical Clinic.

Sacrificing your lifestyle due to your hip pain, whether it’s running, biking, dancing, traveling or playing with your children, is not your only option. We offer various hip pain treatments at Atlanta Medical Clinic that can help decrease your hip pain and help you enjoy your life again. Our medical physicians can help you determine which treatment plan is the best for you.

Hip Pain Treatments

Once diagnosed, we provide you with optimal treatment options to help your hip pain condition. Below are some of our treatment options we offer:

  • Physical Therapy – Physical therapy aims to strengthen your hip joint muscles, increase flexibility, maintain range of motion of your hip and decrease the associated inflammation.
  • Joint Injections – Injections are commonly prescribed to help relieve your hip pain as well as to diagnose the direct cause of your pain.
  • Spinal Adjustments – Regular spinal adjustments put the body in correct posture alignment and helps to relieve muscle strain.
  • Laser Therapy – Laser therapy uses high-intensity sound waves to interact with tissues of the body. Breaking down toxins in muscle fibers, stimulating muscle growth and reversing inflammation.

Hip Pain & Sciatica

sciaticaSciatica is a common cause of hip pain. Sciatica pain originates from your sciatic nerve being compressed or “pinched”. Many times this is due to problems in your lower back such as herniated discs.

Sciatic pain runs down from the lower back into the hips and rear. The pain normally ends down in the leg before the knee. Sciatic pain in the hips can be felt when trying to walk, sitting and even sometimes when lying down, the pain is often sharp and intense.

Atlanta Medical Clinic offers a variety of treatment options for hip pain. Our medical doctors and chiropractors specialize in hip joint pain management and will provide you the best-suited treatment for your individual diagnosis.

 

Hip Osteoarthritis

This most common cause of hip joint damage occurs when cartilage in your joint wears down. Signs and symptoms of hip osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain during or after hip movements.
  • Tenderness when you apply light pressure to your hip.
  • Stiffness when you wake in the morning.
  • Loss of flexibility because you can’t move your hip joint through its full range of motion.
  • Bone spurs that feel like hard lumps and usually form around your hip joint.

No cure exists, but non-surgical treatments can relieve pain and help you remain active. Actively managing your hip osteoarthritis can help you manage its symptoms.

Hip Arthritis

Arthritis is caused by inflammation of your joint.  Arthritis in your hip joint can cause pain, stiffness and swelling. Joint injections and nerve blocks are commonly used to reduce the symptoms caused by both conditions. People with osteoarthritis can sometimes benefit from physical and chiropractic therapies.

Other common causes of hip pain are inflamed tendons, many times caused by over-exercising, fractures and sprains in your hip joint area. Inflamed tendons in your hip area can be very painful, but usually heals within a few days. Another common cause of long-term hip pain is arthritis, or joint swelling.

If your hip pain is not properly treated, it can lead to more serious conditions. Proper treatment and diagnosis of your hip pain can be the key to living a pain free life. If you are feeling hip pain we encourage you to contact our clinic today and get the pain relief you need.

To schedule your free consultation, call 404.872.8837.