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Hip Pain Specialist

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.

Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ

You may have hip pain because of normal wear-and-tear, arthritis, overuse, or a sports injury, among other reasons. No matter why hip pain develops, the dedicated team of primary care and sports medicine providers at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. has the diagnostic and treatment solutions you need to get healthy and active again. Call the Lawrenceville, New Jersey, office or click on the online appointment scheduler today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What does hip pain feel like?

Hip pain can range from a constant dull ache to very sharp and intense pain. The pain often centers on the hip joint, which is usually where it originates. Many adults who have hip pain experience symptoms primarily in the groin area. 

Hip pain can sometimes masquerade as other kinds of pain because it may radiate, starting in the hip or groin and then traveling down your buttocks, thighs, or even the front of your legs. Sometimes, knee pain is actually caused by your hip joint for this reason. 

What causes hip pain?

Joint changes brought on by arthritis are a leading cause of hip pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and septic arthritis can all cause hip pain. 

Sports injuries are another common cause of hip pain. Many sports can cause hip pain, especially those in which you rely heavily on lower-body strength. These include soccer, running, football, dance, gymnastics, and rowing. 

Some typical hip pain triggers related to sports include:

  • Hernia
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Cartilage tear (labral tear)

Sometimes, hip pain occurs because of women’s health problems like endometriosis (growth of uterine lining outside the uterus) or for other reasons as well. 

When should I see the doctor for hip pain?

In some cases, hip pain is mild and goes away after a few days of rest, ice packs, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. But if your hip pain is severe, or if it’s constant and shows no signs of abating, it’s time to see the caring medical team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. 

If you’re not sure whether your hip pain is serious enough to need medical treatment, don’t take chances. The team can fit you into the schedule and then quickly diagnose and treat any underlying issues. 

Even better: Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. emphasizes preventive care so they help you take steps to avoid more hip pain in the future. 

How do you treat hip pain?

The Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. team tailors hip pain relief to your needs. They use state-of-the-art equipment including a musculoskeletal ultrasound for the most precise diagnosis. 

Then, the team recommends effective hip pain relief including options such as osteopathic manipulation (manual therapy), therapeutic ultrasound, injections, physical therapy, and fracture care, as well as complementary alternative solutions like acupuncture and massage therapy. 

For the latest hip pain solutions, call Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. or click the online booking tool.