Pain Relief Options for Hip Injuries
The hips form the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body, so it’s no surprise so many people experience injury and pain in this area. With the body depending on this region for support and balance, a hip injury can leave you feeling unable to enjoy life.
Trochanteric Bursitis Pain Relief Options
The greater trochanter is a lateral hip bone landmark where a number of gluteal and hip muscles attach. Tendon and bursitis irritation produces an overload syndrome that causes diffuse poorly localized pain. This can result from improper biomechanics, knee conditions, spine abnormalities and even foot dysfunction.
- Aching on the outside of the hip or thigh
- Worse pain with rotation of the hip, prolonged standing, walking, stairs and running
Confusingly, some hip conditions are mistaken for back problems due to the location of the pain. At the Pain Treatment Center in Milwaukee, we diagnose the source of your pain. Next, we create a treatment plan specific for your hip pain. If the cause of your chronic pain is found to be in your back or spine, we will make a different plan.
Other diseases that can mimic a hip bursitis include:
- Hip labral tear
- Avascular necrosis
- Femoral neck stress fracture
- Hip osteoarthritis
- Lumbar compression fractures
- Lumbar spine degenerative changes
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Trauma, arthritis, and tendinitis are among the top causes of hip pain.
Risks of Surgery
Hip surgery for pain relief comes with several risks. Surgery can cause the hip to become loose, leading to eventual hip dislocation. In rare circumstances, the surgery can cause one leg to become longer than the other. This can cause a lifelong limp and general discomfort.
As with all surgeries, there is the risk of an allergic reaction to anesthesia and infection. Being immobilized after surgery can cause blood clots to form from deep vein thrombosis. You will also have to take painkillers for some time during your recovery period.
Alternative to Hip Surgery in Milwaukee
At the Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center, you have options other than surgery. Your hip problem will be evaluated by gathering information with a complete and detailed medical history followed by a focused physical examination. Diagnostic studies confirm your diagnosis. These specialized tests may include x-ray, CT, electrodiagnostic (EMG) studies, ultrasonography, or MRI. Treatment will depend on the source of pain. Options include different oral medications, physical therapies and targeted injections.
Don’t put up with hip pain any longer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack to see if prolotherapy or another treatment option is right for you.