When to See a Hip Doctor

Have you ever been struck by a sudden pain in your hip that caused you to reach out to your side? Or perhaps you get that mild aching sensation that will not go away no matter what you do. The following video provides information that will help you determine whether it is time to make an appointment with a hip doctor.

You should see a hip doctor if the pain prevents you from participating in essential activities, such as taking your children to the park, walking the dog, or playing your favorite sport.


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There may be a need to see a hip doctor if other body joints are wearing down from compensating for your hip’s weakness. Hip discomfort, if left untreated, can lead to additional issues like knee pain, leg pain, back pain, and more.

Several hip exercises can assist in alleviating pain and stiffness. If you try these exercises, but they do not help, you might have a condition that needs the attention of a hip doctor.

Have you tried treating your symptoms at home with rest, ice, heat, and over-the-counter pain medication, but none of them work? The next step is to make an appointment with a hip doctor as soon as possible.