If you have hip pain but aren’t finding relief from more conservative approaches, Robert Odell, MD, and the expert medical team at Associated Pain Specialists in Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee, utilize the latest in diagnostic technology such as VisionScope® Imaging to determine the best course of action to take to resolve or lessen your hip pain. Call today to find out if they can help you with your hip pain.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can be caused by arthritis, injury or pinched nerves to cancer and various other problems like osteoporosis. Sometimes hip pain can be referred to the thigh or groin area.
What types of conditions can cause hip pain?
- Hip dysplasia
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Broken hip is the most prominent cause of pain, especially in the elderly
- Strain or sprains
- Rheumatoid arthritis
How is hip pain diagnosed?
The more conventional ways to diagnose hip pain are X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. However, Associated Pain Specialists can save the patient time and money by utilizing the latest state of the art technology known as VisionScope imaging. This advanced form of diagnostic imaging uses the arthroscopic techniques to provide high-definition images of the inside of your hip.
The VisionScope® Imaging procedure only takes about 10 minutes and is a minimally invasive way of introducing a miniaturized camera into your hip joint.
The camera sends back images to the monitor that the medical team can use to make a highly accurate diagnosis, ensuring you receive the most effective treatments.
What can help alleviate hip pain?
Exercise is one of the best ways to improve hip function and reduce pain. It helps you to recover your range of motion and builds strength in the muscles around your hips. Without exercise joints get weaker and stiffer, making pain worse and causing further loss of function.
A few common solutions for hip pain relief are over the counter medications, prescribed medications, physical therapy, or hip injections. The one type of injection used for treating hip pain contains powerful anti-inflammatory steroid medication as well as a local anesthetic.
The local anesthetic numbs the pain for short-term immediate relief while the steroid medication provides longer relief sometimes lasting several months.
The team at Associated Pain Specialists uses advanced ultrasound technology to guide the injection to the precise point inside the hip joint where it is most beneficial.
Find out more about joint pain by calling Associated Pain Specialists today.
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