Hip Pain

Pain & Spine Specialists in Dallas and Carrollton, TX
Hip Pain

Hip Pain services offered in Dallas and Carrollton, TX

Hip pain can affect your ability to walk, climb stairs, or perform other routine tasks. At his practice in Dallas and Carrollton, Texas, double board-certified pain management specialist Mohammed Shaikh, MD, and his team offer minimally invasive treatments for hip pain, including epidural steroid injections, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Call Mohammed Shaikh, MD, PA, today to receive treatment for hip pain, or book your appointment online.

Hip Pain Q&A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain occurs for various reasons, including trauma, general wear-and-tear, or underlying medical conditions like arthritis. 

Almost everyone has hip pain at some point during their lives. Most cases improve with rest, ice, and activity modification, but if your symptoms continue or affect your mobility, it’s crucial to seek treatment.

What are the symptoms of hip pain?

Hip pain symptoms include:

  • Tenderness or aching
  • Snapping or clicking in the hip
  • Difficulty lying or sleeping on the hip
  • Trouble moving your hip or leg

As the condition worsens, you may have pain that spreads into your groin, buttocks, or lower back.

When should I see a pain management specialist for hip pain?

Make an appointment with Dr. Shaikh if you have hip pain that lasts for more than a few days. That’s particularly true if the pain makes it difficult for you to walk or move or it occurs alongside a fever. 

No matter the cause, intervention and treatment can prevent the issue from worsening and help you return to your favorite activities.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

Dr. Shaikh reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and examines your hip. He checks your skin for redness, bruising, or swelling and gently presses on your hip joint and the surrounding area to identify sensitive spots. 

Dr. Shaikh asks you to walk back and forth, observing your gait and posture. Then, he orders a series of X-rays to get a better look at your hip joint and pelvis.

How is hip pain treated?

Dr. Shaikh and his team treat hip pain using a minimally invasive and conservative approach. They may recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Activity modification
  • Chiropractic care
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Indirect decompression (spinal traction)

If these treatments don’t provide lasting relief, Dr. Shaikh might recommend minimally invasive surgery. Surgical treatment with the Vertiflex® interspinous spacer can provide lasting relief from hip pain and restore your mobility.

Is there any way to prevent hip pain?

You can do various things to help lower your risk of hip pain. Dr. Shaikh and his team recommend maintaining a healthy weight, warming up and stretching before exercise, and incorporating resistance training into your workouts. These small changes can keep your hip joints and the surrounding tissues healthy.

Call the practice of Mohammed Shaikh, MD, PA, today to receive treatment for hip pain, or book your appointment online.