Hip Pain

Hip Pain

Hip Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Hip pain is a common problem among older adults and athletes, but anyone can develop it. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their highly trained team offer nonsurgical hip pain treatments to alleviate your discomfort and stimulate healing. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip discomfort is a painful feeling in your hip joints, the areas of the body that connect your pelvis to your two thigh bones. The joints consist of muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and bones. Hip joint tissues can become damaged with aging or due to an injury. Treatment at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine restores the affected tissues, often without surgery. 

What does hip pain feel like?

If you develop hip pain, it could appear as:

  • Dull or aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Diminished range of motion
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling 

The pain may appear gradually over time or suddenly because of an injury. Visit your A+ Athlete Sports Medicine provider at the first sign of ongoing or extreme hip pain.

What can cause hip pain?

The common causes and risk factors for developing hip pain include:

  • Muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprain and strains
  • Older age
  • Arthritis
  • Wear-and-tear
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Dislocation

Determining the root cause of hip pain is the key to developing the most effective treatment plan.

What’s the cause of my hip pain?

To pinpoint the cause of hip discomfort, the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team discusses your symptoms, medications, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs and weight and complete a physical exam to look for injuries or tissue degeneration.

Your provider may suggest blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, an MRI, or another imaging procedure to determine the extent of hip joint damage you have and how to best treat it.

How is hip pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine providers may suggest various nonsurgical hip pain treatment options. These include home remedies (rest, ice, compression, or elevation), wearing a brace, injury-specific exercises, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, lubricating gel injections, corticosteroid injections, or medication prescriptions.

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine also offers acupuncture, nutrition counseling, massage, and osteopathic manual treatment to ease pain and speed up healing naturally. If you need surgery to repair, fuse, or replace a hip joint, they refer you to a highly trained surgeon.

To get relief from hip pain, schedule a consultation at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine by phone or online today.