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Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Several: Your family doctor, a rheumatologist, an orthopedic surgeon amongst others. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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What type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint aches?

What type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint aches?

Musculoskeletal M.D: Any physician that is trained in musculoskeletal medicine. This can include an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or a rheumatologist. Specifiaclly one that is trained in musculosksletal medicine and if possible fellowship trained. ...Read more

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Which type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint discomfort?

Which type of physician should I see for hip pain and joint discomfort?

Orthopedic surgeon: I assume you have already seen your pcp. If not start there, otherwise an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

Depends: Depends on where the hip pain is located. If in the groin, it is likely the hip joint and that would require rheumatologist or orthopedic evaluation. If low on the side of the pelvis, it could be bursitis. ...Read more

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At what point should I see a doctor if I have hip pain?

At what point should I see a doctor if I have hip pain?

If it persists: If it persists or worsens over time, it's time to visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe hip pain for over a month. Should I visit a doctor?

Severe hip pain for over a month. Should I visit a doctor?

Yes: Many causes of hip pain are easy to diagnosed with a torough physical exam. Anytime you have severe pain and not sure of the cause, visit a doctor. If you had a trauma or think is a sport injury, see an orthopedist or sport medicine physician. If not then seek help with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some hip pain. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some hip pain. When should I see the doctor?

Tired and hip pain: Answer is yes. You should see your doctor who will do the examination and order some tests if indicated. Blood test and imaging only if indicated or a trial of meds. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having hip pain and also I feel like my leg power is decreasing or loosing. Which doctor should I consult and what is the reason for this?

I am having hip pain and also I feel like my leg power is decreasing or loosing. Which doctor should I consult and what is the reason for this?

Orthopedist: The symptoms, if real, can be musculoskeletal or neurologic. Vascular causes unlikely in a 40 year old. Start with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing hip pain for over 6 months that wakes me upto ten times a night no pain relief has worked doctor thinks I may be opioid sensitiv?

You need to: Find the etiology of the pain. Is it arthritic? Is it a nerve entrapment? Taking pain killers to mask pain and not treat the cause is not helpful. ...Read more

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Why won't my doctors test me for a joint infection with my hip pain?

Why won't my doctors test me for a joint infection with my hip pain?

Rare: Infection in a non-replaced joint is extremely rare in adults. It is not indicated. ...Read more

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I don't have a family doctor should I just go to the er for this hip pain it is still the same?

NO: The ER will send you out to get an appt. With a physician. See a new local physician on your own and see if you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to clarify the diagnosis. It is bursitis vs arthritis ...Read more

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I been going to the doctor I have right hip pain for a long time and it feels like it is rubbing bone to bone?

Let explain: If your hip joint is wearing out and the bone rubbing against the bone, most likely you something surgical done.
Ask your doctor to refer you to orthopedic surgeon he will decide if you need any surgery done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a MRI and hip arthrogram? I had an MRI scan done on my hip and it didn't find anything. But I still have severe hip pain. The doctor has ordered a hip arthrogram. What's the difference?

What's the difference between a MRI and hip arthrogram? I had an MRI scan done on my hip and it didn't find anything. But I still have severe hip pain. The doctor has ordered a hip arthrogram. What's the difference?

Dye!: Dye is injected into the hip looking for tears in the capsule and labrum. Then an x-ray or ct is done to visualize what is present! Not done routinely for joint pain or arthritis! ...Read more

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What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

SIJ: 30 yo male has chronic "hip" pain undiagnosed by MRI. Common cause is sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation disorder, which is a joint hypermobility disorder absent inflammation & undetected by all imaging studies, including SPECT scans. Diagnosis is made by a fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block & evaluation by an Osteopath. SIJ disorder is epidemic amongst young male extreme sport enthusiasts. ...Read more

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Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Hip pain swelling and the inability to put weight on my leg. The doctor didn't do an xray. He claimed arthiritis should he have done n xray?

Arthritis?: First off you should not have osteoarthritis at this age. If you do have arthritis them you should be treated. In any case an x-ray would be a minimum starting place. You may also need an mri. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year. Her pediatrician dismisses it. Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year. Her pediatrician dismisses it. Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

Talk to pediatrician: I would go back to the pediatrician and in a nice way try to explain that this is very concerning to you and would like to get an orthopedic opinion for piece of mind. Multiple visits for this problem at the pediatrician's office will surely make the pediatrician think this does need a referral ...Read more

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I have been diagnosis with Lyme disease but my doctor thinks my hip pain is unrelated because my sed rate is zero and CRP is also low. Does this make sense?

I have been diagnosis with Lyme disease but my doctor thinks my hip pain is unrelated because my sed rate is zero and CRP is also low. Does this make sense?

Yes: Yes, it makes sense. Don't fall into the trap of blaming every ache and pain on lyme. I would try taking a yoga class since you are so young. With that said, medicine does not have a lot of absolutes and if the pain progressed over months, I would proceed to an mri. ...Read more

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My knees and hips hurt while and after I run or walk. My doctor says I may have osgood-schlatter, but that doesn't explain the hip pain. What's wrong?

My knees and hips hurt while and after I run or walk. My doctor says I may have osgood-schlatter, but that doesn't explain the hip pain. What's wrong?

Tight IT band?: If your pain is lateral, the most likely culprit is the iliotibial band. Go to http://triathlon. Competitor. Com/2013/04/training/it-band-pain-stretches-treatment-and-prevention_74117

this website will off you guidance for diagnosis and treatment. Stretch stretch stretch. If it doesn't get better, see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Went to a couple doctors for chronic hip pain. X Rays/mri were clear. Pain for 5 years. Born w/ hips turned in and pigeon toed. Could be FAI impingement?

Went to a couple doctors for chronic hip pain. X Rays/mri were clear. Pain for 5 years. Born w/ hips turned in and pigeon toed. Could be FAI impingement?

JHS: ? 18 yo concerned why she has chronic hip pain, pigeon toe & MRI negative; also has IBS. Concern for sacroiliac SIJ disorder from Joint Hypermobitity Syndrome (JHS). Osteopath should be consulted & fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block of SIJ done. SIJ disorder with counternutation of ipsilateral hemi-pelvis evokes medial femoral rotation & ipsilateral foot inversion. IBS is associated with JHS. ...Read more

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My 11-year-old son is having hip pain and trouble with walking and lifting his left leg. We saw a doctor and gotx-rays. It was reported he has bilateral capital femoral epiphysis. What should I do?

My 11-year-old son is having hip pain and trouble with walking and lifting his left leg. We saw a doctor and gotx-rays. It was reported he has bilateral capital femoral epiphysis. What should I do?

Unusual disorder: This is due to weakness of the growth plate. Most often, it develops during periods of accelerated growth, shortly after the onset of puberty.

The goal of treatment, which requires surgery, is to prevent any additional slipping of the femoral head until the growth plate closes. If the head is allowed to slip farther, hip motion could be limited. Premature osteoarthritis could develop. ...Read more

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Heavy pain left calf and shin. Doc gave me steroid shot left hip. Pain subsided. Now pain in left heal/bottom of foot. What can cause this?

The shot... maybe: If, in the process of injecting your hip, the tip of the needle touched the sciatic nerve, that would explain referred pain in your heel and foot. If this is the case, it should resolve over time. I would certainly report this new finding to the doctor who gave you the shot.

Hope this helps. Feel better! ...Read more

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Should I go to the chiropractor for my hip pain? I'm a 37 year old woman, I fell on the ice a 1 1\2 ago and ever since I have had right hip pain only when I sleep and sometime when I'm sitting at my desk. I went to an orthopedic doctor and had x-rays and

Hello.: Hello. Ssorry to hear about your hip pain. Glad to hear you are trying healthy options like yoga and stretching. Osteopaths also do manipulation. Not all insurance plans cover chiropractics but should cover treatment from an osteopath (check your policy) you could also consider medical acupuncture. Acupuncture has been practices for thousands of years I china. Very thin (much more narrow that needles that are used for blood or to give shots) are used with electricity (or without electrical stimulation). This is used to move stagnant blood, lymph, energy and qi. Often when there is recurrent pain, your nerves have developed a certain pattern of functioning. The acupuncture can change those patterns and return to a healthy state. It is quite remarkable. ...Read more

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I got hip pain, MRI showed I have lots of liquid in my hip joint. My doc ask me to eat cefixime 200, and now my foot sole feel cold. Wht happen?

Fluid in joint: Could mean some kind of injury, a sterile inflammatory response or... An infection!
especially with fevers and chills and severe pain upon motion/walking, you may need a hip aspiration of the fluid to rule-out an infection, as that can be a significant problem... Speak with your doctor! ...Read more