Pain felt in the hip(s) can occur at any age, but the ailment generally affects people in their 50s and 60s. It can be caused by a number of different conditions that can be intermittent or chronic. In some cases, hip pain can become so severe it becomes debilitating. The doctors at Advanced Pain Care are highly experienced and well-trained, allowing them to find and treat the underlying source of your discomfort.
Causes, Signs & Symptoms
There are a number of factors that can lead to hip pain, but typically it is a result of aging, trauma, or disease. A simple strain or sprain can result in hip discomfort. Tendonitis from strenuous activity is also often associated with hip discomfort. Arthritis and bursitis (inflammation of the bursa) is a common cause of hip discomfort in older adults. More serious causes of hip pain include conditions such as bone cancer and ostenoecrosis.
Because discomfort in the hip(s) can be related to a number of different conditions, symptoms vary on a case by case basis. The pain is not always felt directly on the hip itself, and it may be suffered in either one or both hips. Aches may radiate into the lower back region, causing back pain, or down the leg, and are occasionally felt in the groin. Feeling aches in or around the hip region following sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time is common. The pain may come and go as pressure is applied to the hip, or it can be chronic and felt all the time.
Hip Pain Treatment Options
Advanced Pain Care offers a comprehensive selection of treatments for hip pain. We have offices in Austin, Round Rock, Waco, Georgetown and Cedar Park. Following a complimentary consultation, one of our doctors can discuss treatment options for your specific case.