Hip Pain

L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group

Jonathan Levin, MD

Pain Medicine located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Painful hips can get in the way of the things you love and leave you with a limp. At L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group in the Beverly Grove area in Los Angeles, the highly qualified physician and pain management specialist Jonathan Levin, MD, provides many safe and effective hip pain treatments. You might not realize how much you use your hips and how important they are until you’re experiencing pain. Don’t just deal with it. Call L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group or book online to get the relief you deserve.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can have a number of causes, including certain conditions and diseases in other parts of your body. 

Some of the medical problems that can lead to hip pain include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Hip fractures
  • Sprains
  • Pinched nerves

Hip pain usually happens in the groin area or on the inside of your hip. Hip pain that shows up on the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or outer buttock area is usually associated with problems with your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues around your hip joint.

Hip pain is often caused by trauma or injury or by certain inflammatory, arthritic, and autoimmune conditions like ankylosing spondylitis that typically starts with pain in the sacroiliac joints.

What relieves hip pain?

Sometimes, minor hip pain can subside on its own. There are a few methods you can try to relieve your hip pain at home, including:

  • Applying heat or ice
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Resting
  • Avoiding direct pressure, repeated bending, or prolonged sitting

If you’re still not getting relief, you should visit L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group for an evaluation and a personalized treatment plan from Dr. Levin.

When should I visit a doctor for my hip pain?

If your pain is negatively affecting your daily life and weakening your physical abilities, you should seek professional medical treatment. 

The goal for Dr. Levin is to minimize inflammation, boost your body’s natural healing process, and ease or eliminate your hip pain. He might suggest several quality treatments to relieve your hip pain, including:

  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight loss
  • OrthoPulse® shock wave therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Posture evaluation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Pain-relieving injections

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells can change themselves into many kinds of tissues, reduce inflammation, and self-replicate

The preferred stem cell therapies use umbilical cord blood. After childbirth, the umbilical cord blood is usually thrown away, but with stem cell therapy, the cells are carefully collected, tested, and safely stored until ready for use. 

For personalized care of your hip pain and a wide selection of treatments, call L.A. Pain and Performance Medical Group or use the online scheduling tool.