Hip Pain Treatment

Top San Antonio Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain is one of the most common pain complaints that doctors see in their offices. Statistics from a 2006 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care survey indicate that hip pain accounted for almost 3 million doctor visits and over 700,000 trips to the emergency room in that year. Hip pain affects all age groups, but reported hip-related injuries and pain increases exponentially with age. Patients over 61 years old comprise the majority of hip pain sufferers.

As the largest ball and socket joint in the body, the hip is designed for and experiences considerable wear and strain throughout a person’s lifespan. The variety of hip related injuries and causes of hip pain are wide ranging, including:

  • Hip fractures, especially common among the elderly as a result of bone density loss.
  • Arthritis.
  • Tendinitis.
  • Bursitis.
  • Osteonecrosis, reduced blood flow to the hip resulting in bone tissue loss.
  • Sprains and strains.

Location of the pain can be an indicator of the underlying cause. Pain can be felt in the hip joint itself or in the groin or thigh area. Hip related injuries can also cause pain in the lower back and conversely hip pain may be a symptom of a back injury. Serious complications can arise from hip related injuries, especially fractures which can result in dangerous blood clots. With this in mind, the importance of a correct diagnosis of the root cause of hip pain is underscored.

Some minor hip related injuries can be treated at home. Rest and ice are often the most recommended treatment options for minor joint injuries. However, the National Institutes of Health recommends that medical attention be sought in the following circumstances; pain persists for more than one week, pain is accompanied by a fever or rash, pain is in both hips or in other joints. Emergency medical attention is necessary when pain is caused by a serious injury or fall; bleeding, bruising or deformation is observed, or if the joint is incapable of bearing weight. In any case, a doctor’s opinion is prudent in managing the injury and abating long term complications.

AAA Medical Solutions in San Antonio offers a wide range of hip related pain management and treatment options. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Alexander, AAA Medical Solution’s interdisciplinary team of health care professionals offer world class hip pain treatment. Drawing on their experience, training and expertise, the team works with the patient to develop specific treatment plans based on the type of injury, severity of pain, and rehabilitation timeline. From accurate diagnosis to the fullest possible recovery, every aspect and treatment option is explored. Hip pain treatment methods are proven, progressive and safe. Increased quality of life is the number one priority.

AAA Medical Solutions is committed to a patient focused comprehensive care philosophy. We understand the limitations imposed by hip pain and strive for as full a return to normal routine as possible. Our reputation as San Antonio’s best option in hip pain treatment is second to none; we look forward to working with you to provide a pain treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.