Finding Hip Pain Relief

Hip pain becomes more and more common as people get older. Arthritis, bursitis, broken bones, and pinched nerves are just a few of the most common reasons people experience hip pain. Fortunately, there are ways to find relief. Many people have significant symptom improvement by following a few pain management tips. In some scenarios, sacroiliac (SI) fusion surgery can help.

3 Things to Know Before Your FESS surgery

1. Hot and cold therapy

Applying cold to the affected area can help to relieve inflammation. Using heat on the area can help relax muscles and improve blood flow. Many people like to apply cold for 15 minutes, then hot for 15 minutes. This helps reduce inflammation while relaxing the affected joint and stimulating blood flow.

2. Improve mobility with exercise

Most people don’t think about exercising the hips specifically. However, strengthening the joint and the surrounding muscles is one of the most critical steps to improving mobility and decreasing joint pain. Some simple stretches can help relieve joint pain. For cardiovascular benefits, try low-impact exercises like swimming or walking. Working with a physical therapist can help patients improve hip strength and range of motion while reducing pain.

3. Over-the-counter treatments

In mild to moderate cases, some over-the-counter pain relievers may be useful in relieving hip pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) can help reduce inflammation and swelling. If these medications are not working, a pain management specialist can help patients find more options. For example, steroid injections or prescription medications can be effective in relieving joint pain.

When is surgery the right option?

In most cases, at-home treatments, physical therapy, or recommendations from a pain management specialist will relieve joint pain. However, if symptoms don’t improve, a doctor may recommend surgery.
The SI joint is located at the hip, where the sacrum meets the hip bone. The purpose of SI fusion surgery is to fuse the hip bone and the sacrum, thus reducing pain caused by the SI joint. Surgeons can perform SI fusions as minimally invasive surgeries. This means that there are fewer incisions, less blood loss, and a shorter recovery period.

Ask a surgeon about treatment options

Joint pain is extremely common. As people get older, the cartilage between joints can experience wear and tear, leading to stiffness and discomfort. A pain management specialist can help to find treatment options for reducing hip pain. In some cases, surgery may be the best option for improving pain. Speak with a surgeon to learn more about SI fusion surgery and how to manage joint pain.

Recent Posts

“Incredibly professional, friendly and confidence of knowing their roles as healthcare employees. Excellent!”
“Efficiency of the staff. Courteous, friendly and caring attitude. Excellent office staff. Pleasant surroundings.”

“Anesthesia staff was outstanding!”

“Marcia and staff were excellent and genuinely cared for my well being. Wish I could have taken them home.”

“The nurses were very nice and caring!”
“Dr. Dedhia made everything clear and even scheduled an early follow-up appt so I could get back to work sooner.”

“I liked that it was so clean. Every staff member was pleasant and easy to talk with.”

“The staff was very polite, they were excellent. They explained exactly what was going on.”

“Marcia and staff were excellent and genuinely cared for my well being. Wish I could have taken them home.”

“The staff was very polite, they were excellent. They explained exactly what was going on.”

“I can’t say enough about Marcia and the entire team. The care I received was well beyond anything I could have expected.”

“Amazing nurses, very caring and friendly and put both me and my son at ease.”

“No severe pain – Just a little discomfort – I was asked several times during procedure if I was OK – they showed genuine concern for my well being.”

“Everyone was friendly and the place was very clean.”

“The nurses were very nice and caring!”
“Experience was amazing. The nurses my son needed at this time couldn’t have been chosen any more perfect. They were supportive and understanding, patient and just great human beings.THANK YOU KINDLY ”

“The staff was great, especially Mary and Marcia. Marcia was extremely helpful post-op and made sure I was comfortable and well-cared for.”

“Everyone was concerned with my comfort.”

“Anesthesia staff was outstanding!”

“All staff were wonderful.”

“I can’t say enough about Marcia and the entire team. The care I received was well beyond anything I could have expected.”

“Dr. Tupper was amazing! He spent time explaining exactly what he was doing, what I would experience and made sure I was comfortable.”
“Dr. Tupper was amazing! He spent time explaining exactly what he was doing, what I would experience and made sure I was comfortable.”

“Everyone was friendly and the place was very clean.”

“Amazing nurses, very caring and friendly and put both me and my son at ease.”

“Rebecca was amazing. I have always had trouble in the past with getting an IV started. I told Rebecca I was concerned about it. She got it on the 1st try – no digging in my arm and NO bruising the next day.”
“Dr. Best…is the best!”
“NO wait time, RN Rebecca answered all questions prior to my visit by phone and again answered all questions and concerns while prepping me.”
“The STAFF from the moment you walk in were the nicest people I’ve encountered at a medical facility.”
“Everyone was friendly and concerned about my comfort. They frequently asked how I was doing, or if I needed something.”
“Dr. Best…is the best!”

“The staff was great, especially Mary and Marcia. Marcia was extremely helpful post-op and made sure I was comfortable and well-cared for.”

“All staff were wonderful.”

“I liked that it was so clean. Every staff member was pleasant and easy to talk with.”

“Everyone was friendly and concerned about my comfort. They frequently asked how I was doing, or if I needed something.”
“Rebecca was amazing. I have always had trouble in the past with getting an IV started. I told Rebecca I was concerned about it. She got it on the 1st try – no digging in my arm and NO bruising the next day.”
“NO wait time, RN Rebecca answered all questions prior to my visit by phone and again answered all questions and concerns while prepping me.”
“Efficiency of the staff. Courteous, friendly and caring attitude. Excellent office staff. Pleasant surroundings.”
“Incredibly professional, friendly and confidence of knowing their roles as healthcare employees. Excellent!”

“Everyone was concerned with my comfort.”

“The STAFF from the moment you walk in were the nicest people I’ve encountered at a medical facility.”
“Dr. Dedhia made everything clear and even scheduled an early follow-up appt so I could get back to work sooner.”
“Experience was amazing. The nurses my son needed at this time couldn’t have been chosen any more perfect. They were supportive and understanding, patient and just great human beings.THANK YOU KINDLY ”
“No severe pain – Just a little discomfort – I was asked several times during procedure if I was OK – they showed genuine concern for my well being.”

“Entire staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They genuinely cared for my well being and made sure my wife and I were taken care of.”

“Entire staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They genuinely cared for my well being and made sure my wife and I were taken care of.”

CONTACT US TODAY!

Please contact us with any questions about your treatment at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

CONTACT US