Limb pain may have different types of origin from entrapment of spinal nerves, peripheral nerves, inflammation of blood vessels, damage of peripheral nerves, post-surgical pain, to metabolic complications from underlying diseases. All undiagnosed intractable limb pain should be evaluated by interventional pain physicians experienced in anesthetizing the anatomical sympathetic nerves to limbs. Only when patients are unable to tolerate anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory or opiates should they be considered for spinal cord stimulator/neuromodulation treatments.
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:
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: