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Hip Surgery: Know Your Options

Hip Surgery: Know Your Options


Something not many patients realize is that hip pain doesn’t always mean they need hip surgery. Here at Core Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we recognize that there are other, more conservative options to alleviate hip pain. Only when conservative measures fail or the severity of the pain is unbearable do we start discussing hip surgery. Here are some non-surgical options our physicians might discuss during a consultation:

 

  • Exercise and Weight Control – We’ve seen patients experience marked improvements to their hip pain when they are prescribed an exercise plan. In fact, research shows exercise is one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis. Some benefits could include decreased pain, improved flexibility, and a maintained weight. In addition, a healthy diet might help with weight loss or maintenance which in turn could reduce stress on weight-bearing joints and eliminate further injury or damage.

 

  • Physical Therapy – Oftentimes, our physicians prescribe physical therapy to treat pain. Your physical therapist will work with you so you can learn the proper technique, and they’ll specifically design and modify exercises for your condition. Benefits of physical therapy include the building of supporting muscles and loosening of stiff, painful muscles.

 

  • Medication – Osteoarthritis pain is often made more manageable by drugs like acetaminophen, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), topical pain relieving creams and sprays, narcotic painkillers, corticosteroids, and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to consult your doctor before trying any of these medications for pain relief. Additionally, non-drug treatments for pain include warm baths, hot packs, or cold packs.

 

  • Injections – Sometimes, our physicians prescribe steroid injections to for hip pain relief. The efficacy of this treatment varies from patient to patient, so be sure to discuss this option thoroughly with your doctor.

 

Pain relief could come by way of many other options, as well. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to hip pain for all patients. Make sure you consult your physician before embarking on any course of treatment to ensure you will get the maximum benefit for your condition.

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