Hip Pain

Hip Pain Services Offered in Houston, TX

The hip is a large, weight-bearing joint prone to conditions that result in pain. Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, in Houston, Texas, understands the toll hip pain takes on your physical and mental well-being, whether the pain is from an acute injury or a chronic condition. The board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician is recognized as a leader in regenerative orthopedics and offers simple and safe nonsurgical treatments to ease hip pain. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Hip Pain Q&A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain includes any discomfort you feel in and around your hip. Your hip is a large, weight-bearing joint that helps you stand, walk, and climb. The ball and socket joints that make up the hip are held together by muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

The location of your pain may help identify the cause. If you have pain inside the joint or in the groin, the problem is likely related to the joint itself. Pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or buttocks usually means the pain is caused by a problem with the ligaments, muscles, or tendons surrounding the hip joint.

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain is common and may occur from any number of causes. Some causes are short-term, while others may cause chronic pain.

Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Labral Tears
  • Muscles Strain
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Structural Abnormality

You can also develop hip pain from a condition affecting your other weight-bearing joints, like your knees or back.

When should I seek medical help for hip pain?

Hip pain isn’t always a serious medical concern. However, if you have hip pain from an injury or the pain fails to improve within a week of at-home care, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Elbaz.

The skilled orthopedic physician also recommends you come in for care if your hip pain is an ongoing problem or getting worse instead of better.

Dr. Elbaz conducts a thorough evaluation and may take imaging tests of your hip to determine the cause of your pain so he can customize your treatment plan.

What treatments can ease hip pain?

Dr. Elbaz takes a conservative and personalized approach to care. He customizes your hip pain treatment plan based on the cause of your symptoms and the severity of the damage. Treatment for your hip pain may include:

  • Changes in Activity
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Corticosteroid Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Bursitis
  • Lipogems® Adipose/Fat Therapy
  • Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. Elbaz always starts with the simplest and safest treatment option when addressing hip pain. When appropriate, he utilizes regenerative orthopedic treatments like PRP or Lipogems adipose/fat therapy, giving your body a chance to heal the damage causing your hip pain.

When hip pain affects your day-to-day activities, it’s time to get help. Call Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, today or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation.