Pain in your hip, groin or buttocks can be more than a simple pain in the buttocks, but a symptom of a serious condition—with a dramatic impact on the way you live.
The good news: depending on the underlying cause of the condition, there are a wide range of pain management solutions to help you take control of the pain and return to an active lifestyle.
We provide personalized treatment plans for pain caused by:
- Hip bursitis
- Bone fractures
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Various other conditions
Hip pain from osteoarthritis
Also referred to as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a gradual breakdown in the cartilage cushion that surrounds our joints. Although this condition most commonly affects older people and is more prevalent in women, it can impact men and women of all ages. The most common causes of osteoarthritis include:
- Traumatic injury
- Repetitive stress on hip
- Genetic predisposition
- Autoimmune disease
Hip & buttock pain from hip bursitis
The hip contains two major bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between different types of tissue. When a bursa in the hip becomes inflamed, the condition is called hip bursitis. It is one of the most common causes of hip pain, stiffness and discomfort. This condition can affect the outer part of the hip or upper buttock, depending on whether the trochanteric bursa or ischial bursa is inflamed.
Hip bursitis is a treatable condition. If it is a mild condition: rest combined with anti-inflammatory medication and cold compresses can be very effective. For more serious cases, a cortisone injection can typically provide quick relief from the pain.
About our team
Our team of physicians takes time to learn about your groin, buttock or hip pain to develop an effective treatment strategy to help eliminate the pain. We offer comprehensive pain treatment and management solutions in Norcross and Sandy Springs.