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.
Treating Hip Pain 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
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Musculoskeletal Institute care team includes orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, physiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to customize a treatment plan specific to you. Treatment may include nonsurgical interventions, such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, or medication and injections, or surgery may be the best course of action to help improve your pain and function. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.