Mild hip pain might be something you can bear, while severe hip pain might stop you from sitting, standing, walking or running the way you normally do. At the Advanced Pain Institute in Arcadia and Encino, California, interventional pain management specialist I. Michael Minehart, M.D. is here to help. Dr. Minehart offers safe and effective treatment options for hip pain so you can free yourself from it and have a better quality of life.

Dr. Minehart has seen some of the more complex hip pains that do not originate in the hip itself. These are known as referred pains that require a complete understanding of what exactly could be causing them. When surgery is out of the question, physical therapy has not helped, and you’re tired of taking pills, the etiology of your condition has been completely missed. This type of condition is what challenges Dr. Minehart to figure out what is going on here. He enjoys diagnosing the etiology of your hip pain. He knows your pain is real and is not just in your head. For those hip pains of unknown cause, Dr. Minehart will find the most effective treatment options.

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Hip Pain Q & A

Hip pain can occur due to a variety of reasons, from diseases, injuries and conditions in other areas of the body. These include:
  • Sprains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Cancerous growths

Typically, hip pain occurs on the inside of the hip or groin area. When it is from the outside of the hip, the outer buttock region or the upper thigh, these typically stem from issues with ligaments, tendons, muscles or other tissues around the hip joint.

For minor hip pain, the sensation can go away on its own but for those seeking immediate relief there are options like the following:

  • Applying hot or cold compresses
  • Over the counter pain relievers
  • Avoiding strenuous activities and positions
  • Resting

If there is no pain relief, then consult a physician. Contact I. Michael Minehart, M.D. at the Advanced Pain Institute and schedule an appointment.

If your pain is impairing your physical functions, negatively impacting your daily life and making ordinary activities challenging, then seek professional medical care. Reach out to I. Michael Minehart, M.D. at the Advanced Pain Institute, offering quality treatment options, including:

I. Michael Minehart, M.D.

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I. Michael Minehart, M.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management for the treatment of chronic pain.