Hip Pain Specialist

Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy located in Throgsneck, Bronx, NY

Hip pain is a common symptom with a plethora of possible causes, including long-term conditions like arthritis. Louis Rose, MD, and the expert orthopedic team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for all types of hip problems at their clinic in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx in New York City. If you suffer from hip pain that interferes with your normal routine, call or book an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Pain in your hip can vary greatly in type and intensity, from sharp and severe to a mild ache. A wide range of issues can cause hip pain, including:

Arthritis

The most common types of arthritis to affect the hip include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Hip pain from osteoarthritis usually worsens with activity and improves with rest, while hip pain from rheumatoid arthritis may lessen with activity. 

Fractures

Hip fractures are especially common in older adults who have a bone condition called osteoporosis. This causes the bones to become weak and brittle, leading to frequent fractures. 

Bursitis

Bursitis involves inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion your hip joint. Iliopsoas bursitis is a common cause of hip pain along the front of the thigh or groin area, especially in runners and soccer players. 

Muscle strain

Pain on the outside of your hip is most likely due to muscle or tendon strain. Hip flexor strains are common sports injuries that result from overuse. 

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) 

This condition results from abnormal bone growth in the hip joint. FAI can restrict the range of motion in your hip and potentially lead to osteoarthritis or hip labrum tears. 

When should I see a doctor for hip pain?

Mild hip pain may resolve with home care remedies, such as rest, over-the-counter pain relievers, and ice or heat. If your hip pain continues despite attempts at-home treatment, schedule an appointment at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.

How is hip pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. reviews your symptoms and medical history. They carefully examine your hip and may take tests, such as an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.

After diagnosing your condition, your Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. provider develops a personalized treatment plan. Depending on the underlying cause of your hip pain, treatment may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise
  • Steroid injections
  • Stem cell injections

If your condition is severe or your symptoms persist after several months of treatment, surgery may be necessary. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. use minimally invasive arthroscopy whenever possible. Certain conditions, such as advanced arthritis, may require a total hip replacement.

For timely and effective hip pain treatment, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today. 

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