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Caring for Hip pain with Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern Boston MA

Non-Operative Care For Hip Pain

What’s the best way to care for Hip pain?

Non-operative care for hip pain includes multiple different modalities depending on the area of injury. Different injuries require different treatment plans. Read on for more information on how to care for hip pain or contact our offices to schedule an appointment.

Trochanteric bursitis

Physical therapy and on occasion injection can be helpful to start. The key to long term success is the long term return of strength and flexibility in the hip abductor.

Hip Flexor tendonitis

Therapy modalities and on occasion injection. Long term stretching commitment for the hip flexor.

Hip arthritis:

  • Modification of activities. This can include limiting painful activities all the way to cane or crutch or even walker use.
  • Medications: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Examples are ibuprofen, Aleve, Celebrex, and many others. These must be taken with food and can cause GI issues.
  • Cortisone injection: Can cause improvement in symptoms  – this is usually temporary. Offered infrequently.