Treatments for Common Hip Injuries & Conditions
There are several nonsurgical treatment options for hip pain. Some of these include exercise, weight loss, physical therapy, medication, ice or heat, or rest. But if these treatments are not successful, and your hip pain interferes with daily activities, surgery may be an option.
Treatment for Hip Arthritis
Nonsurgical treatments for hip arthritis may include rest, use of a cane, weight loss, physical therapy, exercise, and use of assistive devices. Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids, may also be prescribed. If these options do not relieve pain, your doctor may recommend total hip replacement surgery to decrease pain and improve range of motion. In this procedure, the damaged cartilage and bone will be removed and your doctor will implant an artificial joint composed of sophisticated metal and plastic.
Treatment for Bursitis of the Hip
Often treatment for bursitis of the hip is conservative and involves medication such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, activity modification, steroid injection, physical therapy or assistive devices. Although rare, if surgery is recommended, removal of the bursa is an option. A small incision is made over the hip and the bursa is excised.