Conservative Treatment Options For Hip Pain

In this video, Dr. Nwachukwu discusses conservative treatment options for hip pain or hip impingement prior to recommending surgery.

These conservative treatment options include anti-inflammatory such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin and Physical therapy. Physical therapy is the maintain for hip pain. Physical therapy modalities include strengthening of the hip, improving hip flexibility and working on core strength.

Based on this initial exam, we can try a number of different injection options. Injections may include steroids, platelet rich plasma, or stem cells. Dr. Nwachukwu will often discuss with patients what injection is most suitable for them depending on the findings of their x-rays and MRI’s.

Ultimately, patients can also try activity modifications where he and his patients work together to understand what are the things that cause and trigger the hip pain. The goal is to try to avoid some of these things if that is appropriate.