The First Steps to Dealing with Hip Pain

Hip pain can happen to anyone, regardless of your age or physical fitness. There are a number of different conditions that can lead to hip problems, but the effects are often the same: pain, limited mobility, and a decreased quality of life. Diagnosing the problem and getting proper treatment are the first steps to dealing with hip pain.

Dr. Philip Regala provides orthopedic care to patients in and around Naples, Florida. This includes diagnosis, advice, treatment, and (if necessary) surgery for hip pain. Whether your pain is caused by an injury, arthritis, or another condition, he can help you determine the cause and build a treatment and recovery plan to help you through it. 

Determine the cause

Injuries and arthritis are the most common causes of hip pain. A car accident or sports injury can affect you for years after-the-fact, and you might be prone to re-injuring yourself as well. Arthritis occurs in adults of all ages, and osteoarthritis, caused by normal wear-and-tear, is the most common reason for hip pain.

However, these aren't the only conditions that can lead to pain. Others causes of chronic or acute hip pain include:

You also might be suffering from referred pain, which is pain that originates elsewhere, but is felt in the hip. Your doctor will carefully examine you and may order scans to determine the cause of your pain.

Select the treatment

There are a number of solutions that can alleviate hip pain. Dr. Regala will tell you if your hip pain requires non-invasive, minimally invasive, or surgical intervention. Depending on the cause of your pain, Dr. Regala might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

We also provide platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy on-site at the clinic. These treatments work by injecting your own growth-factor-filled platelets and plasma into your damaged hip. This alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, and stimulates healing.

Discuss surgical options

Surgery is typically a last resort, and Dr. Regala will go over your options with you. You might benefit from arthroscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive procedure. Arthroscopy involves tiny incisions and tools, and uses a miniaturized camera to guide your surgeon as he repairs damage.

If your hip is seriously damaged, a total hip replacement is also a possibility. Hip replacements are considered one of the most successful surgical procedures in medicine, and can give you back mobility and comfort.

Are you suffering from hip pain? There’s no need. Contact our office at 239-325-1131 or book an appointment online. We have options to help.

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