Hip Pain Specialist

Gardner Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Ft. Myers, FL

Hip pain can often be debilitating, and it’s important to explore all treatment options available to you. While surgery is sometimes necessary, the doctors at Gardner Orthopedics in Fort Myers, Florida provide more treatment options and less risky solutions to treat hip pain than just surgery. If you’re struggling with hip pain, seek treatment online or over the phone with the warm and friendly staff at Gardner Orthopedics today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can be caused by many different problems, including diseases and conditions in other parts of your body.

Typically, hip pain occurs on the inside of the hip or in the groin area. Hip pain that occurs on the outside of your hip, outer buttock, or upper thigh, is typically caused by issues with ligaments, muscles, tendons, or other soft tissues that are around your hip joint.

Some of the problems that can cause hip pain are:

  • Arthritis (most common cause)
  • Hip fractures
  • Sprains
  • Pinched nerves

Sometimes, a cancerous growth can also be a cause of hip pain. Come into Gardner Orthopedics to quickly and accurately find the cause of your hip pain.

What relieves hip pain?

If your hip pain is minor, you may not have to see a doctor. There are a few things you can try at home before coming into Gardner Orthopedics:

  • Apply ice or heat to reduce pain
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Rest
  • Avoid prolonged sitting, repeated bending, or direct pressure

Hip pain is usually relieved by over-the-counter pain medicine like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Holding ice to the affected area, applying heat, rest, and a warm bath or shower can help lessen the pain.

When should you see a doctor for hip pain?

Seek medical help from Gardner if any of the following apply to you:

  • A fall or another injury triggered the pain
  • The pain came on suddenly
  • You can’t move your leg or hip
  • The joint looks deformed
  • The joint is bleeding
  • The pain is intense
  • You can’t put any weight on the joint
  • You heard a popping noise when it was injured

If your hip pain is prolonged, and none of the above at-home treatment options work, make an appointment with Gardner Orthopedics to look at other treatment options. Gardner offers a wide variety of treatment options depending on the severity of your hip pain, including medical braces and surgery. After a thorough medical history is taken and an examination is done, your doctor will work with you to decide what the next treatment steps are.

Gardner offers the following treatments for hip pain:

  • Joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem Cell treatment
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Joint replacement

At Gardner Orthopedics, absolutely nothing is more important than your health. Call or schedule an appointment online to see a doctor today.

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