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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.

About the Musculoskeletal Institute

The Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin works to improve the overall health of every patient. Whether you are suffering from chronic joint pain or an injury, our doctor-led care teams work to find treatment goals to fit your lifestyle. We understand that improving your quality of life is important to you, which is why our team will work with you to personalize your treatment plan. For some patients, your goal may be to set a personal record when you run your next marathon. For others, it may be to comfortably play with your grandkids at the park. Whatever your goals, we’ll work with you to achieve them.