Hip Pain Specialist

Nova Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists located in Edgewood, MD & Bel Air, MD

If you experience a sports-related injury or develop osteoarthritis, you’re also at risk of hip pain. Hip pain affects all types of people, but it’s especially common in those 50 and older. At Nova Interventional Pain Management, with three convenient locations in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Rosedale, Maryland, interventional pain management specialist Faisal Sayeed, MD, and the team provide comprehensive care for hip pain. Using safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatments, they can help you feel better. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office to speak with the administrative team today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that causes discomfort, inflammation, and stiffness. Over time, these factors can make it difficult to climb a flight of stairs, squat down, or do yard work. 

As hip pain progresses, you might even find it difficult to stand up for more than a few minutes or take a walk. Depending on the underlying cause, the pain might spread to your thighs or groin.

What are some common causes of hip pain?

Hip pain occurs for various reasons. The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management treats hip pain caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint inflammation (bursitis)
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated joints
  • Labral tears
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Pinched nerves

You might also benefit from treatment for hip pain if you’re living with osteoporosis or sciatica.

When should I visit a specialist regarding hip pain?

Most cases of hip pain respond well to conservative at-home treatments like rest, ice, and over-the-counter medication. Make an appointment at Nova Interventional Pain Management if your pain lasts for more than a few days or you’re unable to bear weight on your affected hip.

You should also seek professional help if your hip becomes swollen, red, or warm to the touch. These symptoms may point to a potentially serious problem, like septic arthritis or a joint infection.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management diagnoses hip pain by reviewing your medical history and asking about your symptoms, including if the pain is worse at certain times of the day and if it affects your ability to walk.

Afterward, you walk around the exam room. The team examines your gait and posture and observes your hips in motion. If they suspect an underlying health problem like arthritis is causing your pain, joint fluid tests and diagnostic imaging is ordered. X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan let the team see detailed pictures of your bones, cartilage, and soft tissues.

How is hip pain treated?

Treatment for hip pain depends on the intensity of your symptoms and their underlying cause. Typically, the team at Nova Interventional Pain Management recommends conservative, minimally invasive measures, including rest, ice, and if necessary, prescription pain medication. 

If your hip pain persists or gets worse,  the team might recommend corticosteroid injections. Corticosteroid injections provide relief from pain for three to four months at a time. This allows your body to begin healing while limiting inflammation and discomfort.

To receive all-inclusive care for hip pain, schedule an appointment at Nova Interventional Pain Management. Call the nearest office to speak with a friendly staff member today.