Hip Pain

Hip Pain

Hip Pain services offered in Myrtle Beach, Piedmont and Spartanburg, SC

Your hip is where your thigh bone meets your pelvis and is one of the largest joints in your body. Given the stress your hip endures daily, it’s not surprising that hip pain is a common complaint. At United Physician Group, the team of expert physicians specializes in managing hip pain with innovative techniques and comprehensive care focusing on the underlying cause of your discomfort. You have options with four offices in Piedmont, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and three in Douglasville, Conyers, and Hampton, Georgia. To schedule your appointment, call United Physician Group or request one online.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain refers to any pain you feel around or in your hip. This large ball-and-socket joint comprises bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The pain you’re feeling may involve one or more of those parts.

When you come to the United Physician Group for an evaluation of your hip pain, be as specific as you can about the type of pain you’re feeling and the location. Pain on the outside of your hip may be related to your soft tissue, while pain around your groin area or the inside of your hip or your groin area usually indicates a joint issue.

What caused my hip pain?

Hip pain may have developed from a number of causes. The most common causes of joint pain include the following:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Muscle strain
  • Labral tear
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Tendonitis

Although not as common as arthritis or an injury, hip pain can also develop from a type of cancer, such as bone cancer or leukemia.

What can I expect during a hip pain evaluation?

At United Physician Group, you're seen by compassionate and knowledgeable physicians who conduct comprehensive examinations when you come in for a hip evaluation. Your exam aims to find the underlying cause of your hip pain so he can develop the most effective treatment.

During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and conducts a physical exam. Your provider may perform specific tests of your hip to assess strength, function, and range of motion.

To rule out or confirm a diagnosis, your provider may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI.

What are the treatments for hip pain?

At United Physician Group, experienced and proactive pain management physicians take a hands-on and comprehensive approach to help you find relief.

Your hip pain treatment plan may include physical therapy, ultrasound, or joint and tendon injections. The type of injection you need may depend on the cause of your hip pain.

If you have hip pain, seek expert care from the compassionate physicians at United Physician Group. Call the office to speak with a staff member and to schedule an appointment or request one online today.