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A 31-year-old member asked:

how do you work up and evaluate hip pain?

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Dr. Jacek Jodelka
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
See a doctor: He or she will examine it and collect the details of the pain. There's no standard workup. An 80 year old patient with osteoporosis and a fall, will have a different workup then a 20 year old sexually active person with autoimmune disease.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to do self-trigger point therapy for treating hip pain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Trigger point injections work poorly for hip pain and need to be administered by a professional, when done at all.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I have hip pain immediately after sitting down on a chair but when I slouch it doesn't hurt, what's going on?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Possible arthritis: You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hip pain. Positional pain such as you describe is often due to an arthritic process. Sitting places the hip in more flexion, and slouchiing, though bad for overall posture, decreases the bendingat the hip. The injury/arthritis is likely in the anterior or front of the hip. Xrays and possibly an mra is warranted.
A 23-year-old member asked:

I don't know what to do with my hip pain due to work. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See physician: There are many causes of hip pain. You should see a physician to help localize the source of your pain. There may be some modifications to the type of work that you do or some recommendations for prevention.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Hip pain, what are some reasons for this?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Many causes: Depends on age and symptoms. Hip joint pain is usually groin pain. Pain with motion or twisting can give concern to things like a labral tear of the hip. There is also something called fai or femoral acetabular impingement. History, physical and a simple x-ray to check for arthritis. Start with nsaid's, physical therapy and re-assess. A guided injection can be considered if no improvement.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Bursitis may actually be more common
Feb 3, 2012
A 54-year-old male asked:

How too cure hip pain?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Needa diagnosis firs: First you need to determine where the pain is coming from.Pain located outside the hip joint has a different treament that the pain located inside the hip joint.Outside pain can be as simple as bursitis and a injection could be all you need.Inside pain could be as serious as the need for a hip replacement is arthitis of the hip is the correct diagnosis.

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