Hip Pain Specialist

Source Healthcare

Spine, Sports, & Pain Medicine Center & Interventional Orthopedic and Surgical Pain Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Hip pain can occur at any age as structural abnormalities and sports injuries cause hip pain in young adults, while older adults face degenerative disease and the increasing risk of falls. No matter what causes your hip pain, the doctors at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, are experts in sports medicine and pain management and can eliminate your pain and help restore optimal function. If you’re suffering from hip pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

There are many possible causes of hip pain, from dysfunction in the joint or the trauma of a sports injury to repetitive movement injuries and degenerative disease. 

These are a few of the most common problems causing hip pain:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fracture due to injury
  • Compression fracture
  • Muscle strain
  • Labral tear
  • Hip impingement
  • Inflammatory conditions (e.g., bursitis, tendinitis)

Depending on the cause of your hip pain, you may also have symptoms such as pelvic pain, loss of motion, swelling, limping, and difficulty sleeping on the painful hip.

Can I treat hip pain at home?

While you can treat hip pain with over-the-counter drugs or by limiting your activities, it’s important to consult the team at Source Healthcare. Hip pain has so many potential causes and some problems need immediate attention to prevent them from worsening.

Additionally, hip pain is tricky to diagnose. Your pain may come from within the hip joint, arise from muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the joint, or originate somewhere else in your body.

Problems in your spine, pelvis, and legs can all cause pain in your hip, for example. With help from the doctors at Source Healthcare, you’ll learn the exact cause of your pain and get treatment that targets the underlying problem.

How is hip pain treated?

Once you have a diagnosis, your doctor at Source Healthcare creates a customized plan that may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids, physical therapy, and temporarily modifying your activities.

An injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains growth factors that accelerate healing and trigger new tissue growth. Your doctor may recommend a stem cell injection, either alone or with PRP to enhance your results. 

Stem cells can continuously produce new cells that develop into the types of tissues needed to repair the problem. When stem cells are injected directly at the site of damaged tissues, they go to work building new tissues, reducing inflammation, and relieving your pain.

The interventional medicine specialists at Source Healthcare may recommend treatments that get to the source of your pain, stopping nerves from sending pain signals to your brain. Examples of interventional treatments include nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS).

To get effective relief from your hip pain, call Source Healthcare or book an appointment online today.