About Hip Pain
At UT Health Austin, our hip pain specialists are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of hip conditions that can occur in adults of any age. We understand how frustrating hip pain can be, it can affect your sleep, your ability to go to work and keeps you from engaging in activities you love. Depending on the progression of your condition or disease, your care team will evaluate you for the best interventions customized for you and designed to promote the highest quality of care for your condition.
Hip Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin
Understanding the cause of your hip pain will help our team work with you to customize a treatment plan that addresses your needs and goals. To determine what may be causing hip pain, your care team may conduct a physical exam to assess range of motion, stability and muscle strength. In many cases, diagnostic testing such as x-rays will also be done to help the care team better evaluate your condition. Upon proper determination of your hip pain, your care team works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your pain. With your specific goals in mind,your treatment plan may include lifestyle modifications such as weight loss and exercise, over the counter NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), physical therapy, braces or walking aids.In some cases, prescription medications, injections or surgery may be the best course of action. Regardless of your treatment, your care team will work with you to understand the risk and benefits and what you can expect throughout your recovery.
Care Team Approach
We have assembled a team of experts that includes hip and knee orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time.For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication and injections can help improve pain and function, while surgery may be the best course of action for others. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.