South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine
Seth Kaufman, D.O.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist located in Davenport, FL & Miami, FL
Hips are large joints that have to bear a lot of weight even when you’re sitting. If you’re experiencing hip pain that affects your quality of life, double board-certified Seth Kaufman, DO, of South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine, can help. At the practice’s offices in Davenport and Miami, Florida, Dr. Kaufman designs a personalized treatment plan for you that addresses the root cause of your hip pain. To find out how to get relief from your discomfort, call South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine today or book an appointment online.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
The hip is a complex ball-and-socket joint. Damage to the bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons causes hip pain and can affect your mobility.
The damage can result from trauma caused by a fall, auto accident, or sports injury. These incidents can dislocate or fracture the joint or cause the soft tissues to tear. The result is acute hip pain. Older people with osteoporosis (which makes the bones brittle) are particularly vulnerable to hip fractures.
Causes of chronic (long-lasting) hip pain include:
- Hip impingement
- Snapping hip
Sacroiliitis (inflammation in the sacroiliac joints in your pelvis) can cause pain in the hips. Problems in your lower back, like sciatica, can also cause pain that radiates into your hips.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
To begin the diagnostic process, Dr. Kaufman completes a physical exam. He needs to see any signs of swelling, heat, or apparent abnormalities. Dr. Kaufman also moves your hip to see if you have any problems rotating the joint and which motions are painful.
In addition to the physical exam, Dr. Kaufman reviews your medical history and asks you about your symptoms. When he’s completed his investigation, he might recommend diagnostic imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis. Procedures like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan provide more details about the extent of the damage.
How is hip pain treated?
At the start, Dr. Kaufman uses the least invasive treatments necessary to address your hip pain. These treatments can include physical therapy, manual manipulation, and medication. For some patients, no other treatments are needed. For those whose hip pain doesn’t improve, Dr. Kaufman offers cutting-edge treatments like:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Nerve blocks
- Steroid injections
- Radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy)
These advanced treatments are usually successful in relieving most people’s hip pain. But if the only solution to your condition is surgery, Dr. Kaufman will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation.
To find the cause of your hip pain and get fast, expert treatment, call South Florida Interventional Orthopedics and Spine today or book an appointment online.