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Hip Pain services offered in Green Valley, Henderson, NV

More than 14% of people 60 and older report frequent or continuous hip pain. If you have hip pain and it keeps you from working out or engaging in other activities you enjoy, it’s crucial to identify the underlying cause. At Regenexx serving Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, and the surrounding areas an interventional orthopedic specialist, provides minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments for hip pain. To make an appointment, Book an appointment online or call the Regenexx Las Vegas office today.

Hip Pain Q&A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is stiffness, aching, or general discomfort in one or both of your hip joints. While anyone can experience hip pain, it’s most common in older people with arthritis and other degenerative conditions.

Often, hip pain improves with at-home treatment, like rest, ice, and elevation but if your symptoms persist or affect your mobility, contact Regenexx Las Vegas today.

What causes hip pain?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin diagnoses and treats hip pain caused by various problems, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Dislocated hip joints
  • Labral tears (damage to the cartilage inside the hip joint)
  • Hip strains
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Structural abnormalities

You might also experience hip pain due to snapping hip syndrome. This condition causes a  muscle or tendon to rub over a bony protrusion in your hip.

When should I visit a doctor about hip pain?

Make an appointment with Dr. Goodwin at Regenexx Las Vegas if you experience hip pain for two or more days and it doesn’t improve with rest, ice, or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. That’s especially true if the pain affects your ability to stand, walk, or exercise.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

To diagnose hip pain, Dr. Goodwin reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, where in your hip it happens, and if activities like exercise make it worse.

Next, Dr. Goodwin completes a physical exam. He checks your hip’s range of motion and looks for signs of damage, like redness, swelling, or bruising. Dr. Goodwin presses on your hip to identify sensitive areas and orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays or an MRI to see if there’s a broken bone or a dislocated joint.

How is hip pain treated?

At Regenexx Las Vegas, Dr. Goodwin takes a minimally invasive and nonsurgical approach to hip pain treatment. He could recommend:

You might also benefit from activity changes. For example, some stretches and strengthening exercises can help you build muscle and reduce the risk of further complications.

Make an appointment at Regenexx Las Vegas today by calling the office or booking online to receive treatment for hip pain.

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