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Hip Pain Treatment Options

Couple walking on a trail in the woodsIf you’ve been dealing with pain caused by a hip condition, you’ll be happy to know that hip pain treatment can significantly improve your quality of life. After all, hip conditions can cause many symptoms, including severe pain and limited mobility, that can negatively impact your ability to perform tasks that you may have previously taken for granted, such as walking, bending over, or even sitting comfortably.

Measures You Can Take to Ease Your Symptoms

There are a wide variety of conservative treatments available for patients like you who suffer from hip pain. Choosing the correct course of action requires the guidance of an experienced physician and depends on your unique condition. Some common paths to relieving the symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Rest – Lying down or reclining can relieve pressure placed on the hips.
  • Oral and injected medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help ease hip pain.
  • Weight loss – Excess weight puts added stress on the hips and other weight-bearing joints. 
  • Physical therapy – A routine of exercises can improve your affected hip’s range of motion and help restore normal joint function.

What to Do If Your Symptoms Persist

If these hip pain treatment strategies fail to alleviate your symptoms, then surgical hip replacement may be required. At Tampa General Hospital, we are specialists in orthopedic care and have a program-specific national certification for hip replacement from The Joint Commission. Our goal is to provide patients like you with the best possible surgical outcomes, which is why we take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic treatment. We assign a team of orthopedic specialists to care for our patients, including physicians, surgeons, and other care providers, to ensure they have all of the resources they will need to achieve an improved quality of life. We also use the latest medical advancements, such as the MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, which gives us the ability to offer minimally invasive hip replacement procedures that not only reduce instances of surgical complications, but also decrease recovery time.

For these reasons and more, TGH has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-20.

If you need hip pain treatment, then you can obtain a referral to an orthopedic physician by using our Physician Finder or by calling 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).