Hip Pain Specialist

Innovative Pain Solutions Centers

Pain Management located in Bowie, MD, Laurel, MD, & Salisbury, MD

Hip pain doesn’t have to leave you on the sidelines; Innovative Pain Solutions Centers can get you back on your feet again. Akara Forsythe, MD, and Joseph Oppong, Jr., MD, are skilled pain management specialists offering advanced hip pain solutions at three convenient Maryland locations. To schedule an appointment in Bowie, Salisbury, or Laurel, Maryland, call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or book online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is a common problem affecting one in four Americans over age 60. This type of pain can impact several areas of your hip or groin. When you have discomfort on the outside of your hip, it’s usually due to soft tissues, like ligaments, tendons, or muscles, surrounding your hip joint.

In some cases, your hip pain originates in another part of your body, like your back. When you have this type of hip pain, it’s called referred pain.

When you have hip pain, it can negatively impact your quality of life by keeping you from doing things you love and preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. In order to find the most effective treatment for hip pain, it’s important to identify its cause.


What causes hip pain?

You can develop hip pain for several reasons, including:

  • Overuse or muscle imbalances
  • Strains or sprains
  • Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis
  • Joint instability or dislocation
  • A labral tear in the ring of cartilage surrounding your joint

A pinched nerve in your spine can also trigger hip pain. When this occurs, your symptoms often radiate into the hip joint along the affected nerve.


Do I need to see a doctor for my hip pain?

Not all hip pain is serious, but it can affect how you walk and lead to additional problems in your body. Common hip pain symptoms that indicate you should see Dr. Forsythe or Dr. Oppong at Innovative Pain Solutions Centers include:

  • Persistent pain
  • Limping
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Heat, swelling, or tenderness at the joint
  • Groin pain
  • Pain while walking or sleeping on the affected hip

If you have hip pain caused by osteoarthritis, it often grows worse with activity.


How do you treat hip pain?

Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong are skilled pain management specialists who can help determine the cause of your hip pain and prescribe effective treatments.

Based on the cause of your condition, they might recommend a combination of therapies that include:

  • Medication management
  • Cortisone or steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

In addition to these strategies, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong might also suggest physical therapy or weight management solutions.

To find effective relief for your hip pain, call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or schedule an appointment online today.