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Hip Pain Specialist

Focused Pain Relief

David J Foreit, D.O.

Pain Relief located in Highland, IN

Hip pain is a disabling problem for millions of Americans today. At Focused Pain Relief, in downtown Highland, Indiana, pain relief specialist David Foreit, DO, understands both the sources of hip pain and how to solve the problem with lasting effects. Dr. Foreit uses non-opioid, noninvasive, and nonsurgical solutions to help you enjoy a return to life without pain. Request your appointment online or call the office for help today.

Hip Pain Q&A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain refers to pain that affects either the hip joint (including bones and cartilage) or the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other tissues that help the joint function properly. It’s one of the most common types of joint pain, along with knee pain. 

What causes hip pain?

There are many possible reasons for hip pain, including: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Hip impingement
  • Labral (cartilage) tears
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

In addition to these causes, hip pain may originate in another part of your body. For example, sciatic nerve compression in your lower back triggers hip and leg pain (sciatica). This type of pain often occurs because of a herniated or bulging disc in the lumbar spine. 

What does hip pain feel like?

When hip pain starts within the joint itself, the pain usually occurs within your inner hip or in the groin area. But if the cause of your hip pain lies within the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other tissues around the joint, the pain is more likely to occur in the outer hip, the uppermost part of your thigh, or your outer buttocks.

Hip pain may cause difficulty moving your hip or leg, and many people have trouble sleeping on their side due to hip pain. Some people experience crepitus, in which you hear or feel crackling as you rise from a sitting position or make other routine hip movements.

If your hip pain prevents you from doing the routine daily activities you’re used to, or if your hip pain treatment plan simply isn’t effective, it’s time to seek help at Focused Pain Relief.

How is hip pain treated?

At Focused Pain Relief, Dr. Foreit uses more natural non-drug approaches to recovery so you can get back to your life faster while avoiding highly invasive surgeries like hip replacement. Your treatment may include:

  • Biomechanic treatment — activating proper function through targeted movements
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment — hands-on manipulation techniques to correct structural problems
  • Spinal decompression - treatment to separate a compressed spinal column 
  • Prolotherapy - injection treatment to trigger regeneration of damaged hip area tissues

In addition to a combination of these treatments, Dr. Foreit may also recommend other noninvasive options such as therapeutic massage and a healthy nutrition-focused meal plan to fully resolve the true causes of your hip pain. 

If your hip pain hampers your day-to-day activities, Focused Pain Relief can help. Call the office or click on the provided scheduling tool now.