Hip Pain

Pain Medicine Specialists located in Williston Park, Bellerose, Queens, Midwood, Brooklyn and Port Jefferson Station, NY

Hip Pain
Hip Pain services offered in Williston Park, Bellerose, Queens, Midwood, Brooklyn and Port Jefferson Station, NY

If your hip hurts when you stand up, walk, or get out of bed, it’s likely a treatable problem like osteoarthritis, sciatica, or fibromyalgia. At Innovative Pain Medicine, knowledgeable pain management specialist Usman Saleem, MD, MSPT, is a hip pain expert. Dr. Saleem uses leading-edge strategies to treat acute and chronic hip pain in adults within four offices in Williston Park in Nassau County, Bellerose in Queens, Midwood in Brooklyn, and Port Jefferson Station, all in New York. You can beat hip pain without surgery in most cases, so call the nearest office or click online booking now.

My hips hurt. What should I do?

Your hips are among your body’s most stable joints and some of the most flexible. This unique combination means that you depend greatly on your hips for everyday function, so you’ll notice hip problems pretty quickly in most cases. 

If one or both of your hips hurt, you can do a few things immediately to help ease the pain, including:

  • Over-the-counter oral pain relievers
  • Topical analgesics, such as muscle rubs
  • Ice pack on the painful joint (15-minute intervals)
  • Avoid standing for long periods
  • Don’t sleep on the side of the painful hip joint
  • Stick to low-impact exercise

Hip pain that persists despite simple care at home is a sign to contact Innovative Pain Medicine right away. The practice can find the underlying problem and provide a personalized treatment plan. 

What could be causing my hip pain? 

Hip pain often develops due to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendon strains
  • Trigger points
  • Hip fractures
  • Labral tears
  • Hip dislocation
  • Avascular necrosis

Hip pain caused by these problems can be sharp, dull, or burning, and it often causes stiffness and general movement issues too. 

What are the nonsurgical treatments to avoid a hip replacement?

Hip replacement is major surgery with a lot of downtime. In many cases, hip pain is manageable using nonsurgical treatments instead. Innovative Pain Medicine offers options including: 

Hip joint injection

Injections are positioned in the ideal area within your hip joint using imaging methods like fluoroscopy (special X-ray) or ultrasound (imaging using sound waves). The injections contain anti-inflammatory medicine that calms swelling, inflammation, and pain.

Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

The SI joints are at the junction of the spine and hips. SI joint injections deliver anti-inflammatory medication, which eases pain around the hips, buttocks, and low back.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections treat muscle knots that often occur in conditions like fibromyalgia. The injections include an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory medication, or both, and this relaxes the painful hip muscles to stop pain. 

Additional hip pain solutions, including physical therapy, are available on-site at Innovative Pain Solutions. Hip pain treatment is most effective when you take additional steps, like losing extra weight and walking daily, to preserve your hips long-term. 

Call Innovative Pain Solutions for the newest information on hip pain treatments, or click the online scheduler now.