Hip Pain Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

Up to 64% of adults have chronic pain today, and in many cases it’s hip pain. If you’re struggling to enjoy life because of soreness or a popping, grinding, or burning sensation in your hip area, it’s important to know that APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine is ready with solutions. The group of multidisciplinary experts has two offices in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, where they offer customized care to help you heal in the most efficient ways. Call the office in your area or click on online scheduling now.

Hip Pain Q & A

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What causes hip pain?

Your hip joints are among the most important in your body. They help guide all leg and lower-extremity movements, which means they're often susceptible to damage. Some common causes of hip pain are:

  • Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains 
  • Tendinitis
  • Labral tears
  • Pinched nerves

Overuse is the most common reason to develop hip pain. But regardless of whether it's a sports injury, traumatic injury, or wear and tear, APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine has your needs covered. 

Is hip pain just a part of aging?

Many adults assume that they must learn to cope with hip pain as they grow older. That's not true at all. Hip pain is a signal that your joint or its surrounding tissues aren't functioning the way they should. 

Fortunately, most causes of hip pain are very treatable with help from the multidisciplinary team at APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine. If hip pain regularly makes you uncomfortable, prevents you from sleeping well, or interrupts your normal daily activities, the team can help you overcome it.

How do you diagnose hip pain?

The APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine specialists perform a clinical exam, go over your medical history, and ask about the symptoms you're having. You may need diagnostic imaging exams such as digital X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to find the exact problem within your hip joints. 

In some cases, you might need a minimally invasive hip arthroscopy as part of your diagnosis. During a hip arthroscopy, your specialist uses a tiny incision above your hip joint, and then uses a slim scope with a built-in miniature camera to examine the inner joint in detail.

How is hip pain treated?

The APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team designs a personalized comprehensive recovery plan for you. Often, this involves multidisciplinary treatments focused on hip joint restoration so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible. 

Some of the many treatment options include:

  • Steroid and anesthetic injections
  • Regenerative medicine, such as stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • BioWavePENS treatment 
  • Minimally invasive procedures like radiofrequency neurotomy and spinal cord stimulation
  • Physical therapy

If nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures don’t help, you could need surgery to restore or replace hip joints. 

The APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team is proud to offer full-spectrum multidisciplinary care for hip pain in two convenient locations. Call the one nearest you or use the online booking tool now.