Ascend Regenerative Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Spine Specialist located in Manhasset, NY
You may feel hip pain in the joint itself, or in surrounding areas like the groin or thigh. At Ascend Regenerative Medicine in Manhasset, New York, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Manish Mammen, MD, uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat hip pain. If you have hip pain that’s ongoing or severe, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain may result from a problem inside your hip joint, or pain may radiate to your hip from another part of your body, like the low back. At Ascend Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Mammen treats many causes of hip pain, including:
Sprains and strains
Ligament sprains and muscle strains can cause pain around your hip.
Hip fractures are common in older adults with osteoporosis, a condition that weakens your bones.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid-filled cushion in your hip joint.
Tendinitis, or tendon inflammation, is the most common cause of acute hip pain.
Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis are common in weight-bearing joints like the hip. Another common problem is degenerative disc disease, which can put pressure on your sciatic nerve and cause pain that radiates into your hip.
Lumbar facet disorder
Lumbar facet disorder is a painful irritation in the small joints on either side of your lower spine. This can lead to radiating hip pain.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Your sacroiliac (SI) joints connect your lower spine to your pelvis. Inflammation in the SI joints can lead to pain in the hip, buttock, and low back.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
First, Dr. Mammen thoroughly reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. He may take imaging tests, such as an on-site ultrasound or X-ray at Ascend Regenerative Medicine. These tests help him confirm a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan.
How is hip pain treated?
At Ascend Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Mammen offers a broad spectrum of effective hip pain treatments, such as:
Injecting a corticosteroid and anesthetic medicine into the joint can relieve pain and reduce inflammation temporarily.
Intra-articular injections most commonly treat arthritis. These injections can include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, local anesthetics, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Using X-ray or ultrasound guidance, Dr. Mammen injects a steroid into the bursa sac or the space around it.
Sacroiliac joint injections
This injection of steroid and anesthetic medicine goes into the SI joint to reduce pain and inflammation.
MLS laser therapy
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) robotic class IV laser therapy is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses dual wavelengths of infrared light to stimulate healing at the cellular level.
Regenerative medicine techniques, such as PRP and stem cell therapy, use growth factors from your own blood or a donor to boost your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
For advanced care of hip pain, call Ascend Regenerative Medicine or request an appointment online today.