Hip Pain Specialist

INVO Pain Medicine Group -  - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

INVO Pain Medicine Group

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain Management located in Midtown, New York, NY

Tendinitis, arthritis, overuse, and injury are just a few of the potential causes of your hip pain. If chronic hip pain is making it difficult to participate in daily activities, or you can’t find a comfortable sleeping position, contact Nilufer Guleyupoglu, MD, at INVO Pain Medicine Group in Midtown, Manhattan. Dr. Guleyupoglu is one of the leading physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists in New York City. Dr. Guleyupoglu and her team are experts in diagnosing and treating the various causes of hip pain, so you get relief from symptoms long term. Learn about nonsurgical therapies that alleviate pain and increase mobility by calling the office or booking a consultation online.

Hip Pain Q & A

INVO Pain Medicine Group

What’s causing my hip pain?

A variety of degenerative conditions can occur as you get older, or as a result of repetitive movements and wear-and-tear on your hip joints. In some cases, your hip pain could be the result of bursitis — inflammation between your thigh bone and tendons. Other times, you experience hip pain due to:

  • Tendinitis — the inflammation of tendons
  • Tight gluteal muscles in your buttocks
  • Problems in your spine
  • Overuse of muscles
  • Injuries, like a hip fracture
  • Osteoarthritis — a degenerative joint condition
  • Sciatica

Dr. Guleyupoglu has more than 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating the numerous causes of hip pain so you get long-term relief and restored mobility. Let her and her team help you.

How do you treat hip pain?

In many cases, you can address hip pain with targeted exercises and stretching. Certain stretches, strengthening exercises, and specific physical therapies can help minimize the pain. However, if you have osteoarthritis or spinal conditions like sciatica, it may take some time to recondition your hip joints and the supporting muscles.

After a comprehensive exam that allows INVO Pain Medicine Group to determine the underlying cause of your hip pain, they recommend effective treatments that may include any of the following:

  • Medications for pain management of mild symptoms
  • Steroid injections to reduce inflammation and swelling in the hip joint
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — a type of regenerative medicine
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises

The INVO Pain Medicine Group team performs fluoroscopic (X-ray-guided) injections using on-site ultrasound-guided imaging technology. Fluoroscopic injections allow the most precise placement of injections.

What are fluoroscopic injections?

Fluoroscopic injections are a method of injecting pain-relieving medications to the internal source of your joint pain. When treating painful hip joints, INVO Pain Medicine Group often injects a numbing medication and a time-release pain medication, such as cortisone, to provide long-lasting relief from painful symptoms.

Fluoroscopy is essentially a live X-ray that lets the team precisely guide the needle and medication exactly where it needs to go for the most benefit. Since they’re able to see inside your hip joint in real time, they guide the injection into its precise location. This technique also prevents them from injecting medication into a nerve or causing another type of unintentional injury.

The procedure typically takes an hour or less and you can go home after treatment.

Find out if fluoroscopic injections for hip pain are right for you. Call the Midtown, Manhattan, office for an appointment or book online today.