Hip Sprain Specialists NYC | NYC Hip Pain Doctors

At Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates you’ll get the hip strain pain management and doctor’s care you need to reduce or eliminate your acute or chronic hip strain pain. Because when you’re in pain — whether it’s from an accident, age, sport injury, or ailment — you want relief. Appropriate and targeted hip pain management and treatment starts with a proper diagnosis from your NYC hip pain management specialist.

Two of the largest bones in your body make up your hip joint — the pelvis and the femurs, or thigh bones. These bones act as the anchors to a host of large muscles and tendons. The soft tissue connectors come into your hips from your buttocks or abdomen or from your thighs or knees. When one of those connectors is torn or damaged, a Manhattan pain management doctor may diagnose you with a hip sprain.

If the severity of your pain is high, you actually may have torn one of the muscles or tendons. If not, you just may have pulled a muscle or tendon beyond its normal limits. While you can get a hip sprain even in the midst of your ordinary daily activities, the term usually is reserved for athletes.

Acute or Chronic

A hip sprain can come on suddenly with a severe painful attack, such as when you fall on it or receive a direct hit, such as during a football tackle. Overuse due to repetitive movements or over-stretching also leads to hip strain. You could be at risk for a hip strain if:

  • You’ve had an injury in the past in the same area
  • You’re trying to do too much too quickly
  • Your muscles are already tight
  • You don’t practice proper warn-up techniques

Acute pain comes from trauma; chronic pain comes over time and lasts longer. Whether your pain is acute or you suffer with chronic hip pain, the way you’d most likely describe your symptoms to your pain management doctor is with:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Severe pain that worsens when you use the muscles
  • Limited range of motion

Treatment and Recovery

For minor hip sprains, you may be able to recover at home with R.I.C.E:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Most hip sprain injuries get better within a few weeks with the proper support and treatment. Heat therapy and exercises that target the muscles supporting your hip can help. In NYC, your pain management specialist may recommend a round of physical therapy if your symptoms don’t subside after a couple weeks of home care. If your muscles are completely torn, you may need surgery to sew the torn muscles back together. But surgery for a hip sprain is not at all common. And physical therapy is part of every recovery plan, to teach you exercises to stretch out those muscles.

Once you’ve injured your hip muscles, you are prone to doing it again. But you can take preventive steps to avoid another injury with:

  • Protective gear designed for your particular sport
  • Cool down stretches after you work your muscles hard, including slow, gradual stretches
  • Conditioning exercises that target your vulnerable muscles
  • Appropriate warm-up workouts before playing your chosen sport

While you recover from a hip sprain, be sure to take time off from the sport that led to the injury in the first place. Your body most likely needs the time to heal as you follow up with a conditioning regimen.

Get the Hip Sprain Pain Relief You Need

Your NYC hip pain management doctor will do her / his to get you back to your normal routine with minimal downtime. After your diagnosis is confirmed, your doctor begins your treatment plan with the most conservative pain relief treatment. You’ll always receive non-invasive pain relief before your doctor turns to more invasive procedures like surgery.

Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates
51 East 25th St, 4th Floor, Ste B
New York, NY 10010
(212) 533-3954