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Hip Pain

What Is Hip Pain?

Hip pain is a common type of pain that is felt around or in the hip joint. Hip pain can occur as a result of inflamed tendons or problems with the ligaments and muscles that surround the hip joint. Conditions such as hip fractures and Snapping Hip Syndrome can also be responsible for hip pain.

If your hip pain lasts longer than a few days, then you may have to consider visiting a pain specialist to help you manage your pain. We use advanced and interventional techniques for managing hip pain in Charlotte. Our pain management techniques are non-surgical, non-opiate, and pose no risk of adverse side effects.

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Hip Injuries

Hip Instability and Labral Tear

Hip injuries refer to damage around the hip joint. Hip injuries are common among people of all ages. Senior citizens, people who carry around excess weight, and athletes are especially at a higher risk of hip injuries.

Hip injuries can compromise the mobility of other areas of the body, such as the legs,  and spine. Treatment of hip injuries requires a precise diagnosis for optimal therapy, so it is important to speak with a pain specialist if your pain persists for more than a few days.

Certain conditions such as hip instability due to a labral tear or cartilage damage can lead to further hip injuries. These can occur during athletic events, can be due to mechanical injuries, or occur during normal daily events that can result in damage to one or more components of the hip joint.


Certain conditions such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, hip impingement, and Snapping Hip Syndrome can result in hip pain. Hip muscle and tendon strain can also lead to hip injuries and pain.

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This occurs when there’s wear and tear to the cartilage and bones in and around the hip joint. This is common among older adults where there’s progressive loss and joint degeneration in the hip region.

Osteoarthritis of the hip has no specific cause, but certain factors such as age, obesity, and improper formation of the hip joint at birth can make the hip joint, muscles, ligaments, and tendons susceptible to this condition. If you have pain that radiates to your buttocks, groin, or knees, then you may require the intervention of a pain specialist to accurately diagnose and help you relieve the discomfort in your hip.

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Trochanteric or Ischial Bursitis

This occurs when small fluid-filled sacs called the bursa become irritated and hence cause inflammation. This results in swelling and pain. Sometimes, it is a consequence of constant pressure on the ischial bursa while sitting on a flat surface for too long. Additionally, complications from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and prolonged inflammation can also be responsible for trochanteric or ischial bursitis. This manifests as pain, loss of motion of the hip, and pain during normal activities.

Several conditions can be responsible for ischial or trochanteric bursitis so an accurate diagnosis is essential to treat that kind of pain. Our pain specialist at Advanced Sports & Spine may recommend other tests to determine the extent and severity of the condition. These tests are conducted to design a suitable therapy that is personalized for you.

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Hip Muscle and Tendon Strain

The muscles and tendons supporting the hip joint can get strained if you overuse them. The surrounding muscles get weakened over time which can impact your mobility. Your hip muscle and tendon strain could worsen into more serious pain if you don’t seek medical attention.

If you feel pain in your hip that just comes suddenly, or a sharp pain when you try to lift your thigh towards your chest, then you may have a hip muscle or tendon strain. If the pain persists after a period of rest or the use of over-the-counter medications, there may be a tear in the hip muscles, so you may need to seek medical attention.

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Hip impingement

Individuals who have hip impingement usually experience a progressive decrease in their hip’s range of motion. The hip is a ball and socket joint, so impingement happens when these don’t fit together properly.

In some cases, the ball can’t fit properly into the socket because it’s misshapen. At times, the exterior part of the socket extends too far that it covers too much of the ball. Hip impingement usually manifests with difficulties flexing your hips beyond a certain angle. Hip impingement can be treated using advanced procedures without the need for hip replacement surgery. We will perform an initial assessment of your condition to determine the therapy that’s best for you.

Treatment for snapping hip syndrome in Charlotte, NC
Snapping Hip Syndrome

If you hear audible ‘snaps’ or ‘clicks’ around your hip when you’re in motion, then you may have Snapping Hip Syndrome. There are three different types of Snapping Hip Syndrome which can be caused by different conditions. Snapping hip syndrome can occur due to a problem in the front of your hip such as a tight tendon, the side of the hip due to iliotibial band, or inside the hip due to a cartilage defect. Proper examination is necessary to accurately diagnose snapping hip syndrome, so it is important to consult a pain specialist for treatment.

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Frozen Hip

Frozen hip is a painful condition that results in the inability to move the hip joint. This causes extreme pain coupled with stiffness around the buttocks and the groin. Other conditions such as osteoarthritis and tendonitis can also result in frozen hips.


Frequently Asked Questions

About Treatments for Hip Pain


We offer several different options for treating hip pain at our pain management center in Charlotte, NC. We treat hip pain using regenerative medical procedures such as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy. We also utilize innovative treatment methods such as steroid injections, viscosupplementation, nerve blocks, and other revolutionary procedures for alleviating or eliminating hip pain.


Exercises are a great way to strengthen and support your hip and restore its mobility. A combination of exercises and treatments may be necessary to fully restore functionality and motion to your hip and eliminate pain. 

Certain types of exercises may worsen pains in your hips, so we recommend that you discuss your exercise plans and choices with your doctor before you start them on your own to avoid further damage to your hip. 

A simple rule of thumb is to avoid exercises that worsen your pain. Our experts can assess the cause of your hip pain and recommend the appropriate exercises and treatments that are suitable for your hip condition.


Most cases of hip pain usually resolve on their own after a short time of a few exercises. However, hip pain that lingers on for weeks requires appropriate medical assessment. Untreated hip pain may affect a person’s quality of life and overall well-being, so it is always a good option to check with a pain specialist for appropriate therapy. A pain specialist like Dr. Ahmad can assess your pain, evaluate your symptoms, and help you prepare a treatment plan that will provide you immediate relief and restore functionality to your hip.


Hip pain is caused by several factors that may manifest from mild to severe cases of hip pain. Depending on the cause of the pain and level of discomfort, mild cases can resolve with rest or with just simple exercises. However, more serious cases may require intervention by pain specialists. It is difficult to tell if a hip condition will resolve on its own or not, so it is advisable to consult with a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms so you can know the next steps.


It is usually difficult to tell if hip pain is serious or not at the initial onset. However, hip pain that lingers on and refuses to go away after rest or interventions with over-the-counter pain relief or ice or heat therapy may be a severe case of hip pain. If you feel this way, it is the right time to contact a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms, determine the source, and design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.


The hip is a mobile joint in the human body. However, it is prone to wear, tear, and injuries. 

A great way to keep your hips healthy is to protect your joints by strengthening them through exercising, stretching, and not overstressing your joints. Exercise regularly to maintain your hip mobility, stability, and functionality.


The duration of discomfort from hip pain varies depending on the cause of the pain. Mild cases usually resolve on their own following a brief period of rest or intervention with over-the-counter medications. Acute pains involving minor injuries may resolve after some days or a couple of weeks. More severe cases usually require medical interventions by pain specialists to relieve your pain. 

Experts may recommend treatments, physical therapy in the form of exercises, and possible lifestyle changes that may relieve discomfort once the source of the pain has been determined


Finding the right effective treatment for hip pain requires determining the cause of the pain. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation with one of our experts. Once the root of your pain is known, we can devise a custom treatment plan to relieve your hip pain. 

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