Hip Pain Chicago, IL

Hip Pain

A comprehensive history and complete physical exam are important to identify and treat the source of hip pain.

One of the most common reasons people go to the doctor is hip pain. There are a number of causes of hip pain including herniated disks and pinched nerves. However, other causes include arthritis in the hip joint, bursitis (inflammation of a fluid sac), and tendonitis caused by overused and strained muscles. The latter three causes of hip pain are ones that originate from the hip. Hip pain that does not originate from the hip is called referred pain.

Several Treatment Options for Hip Pain in Chicago, IL

How do you treat hip pain? At Illinois Pain & Spine Institute, we offer several options, including:

  • Site Specific Steroid Injections: We inject an anti-inflammatory steroid medication near where you feel pain.
  • Physical Therapy: We use exercises to improve flexibility and muscle strength which will help reduce pain in both the short and long term.
  • Medications: We may prescribe medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), numbing agents, anticonvulsants, and medications to reduce nerve inflammation.