Hip Joint Pain Treatment Without Surgery

Do you have hip pain? Are you avoiding seeking the expertise of a specialist because you dread the thought of surgery? If so, it should be comforting to know that there are effective ways to manage hip pain without surgery!

At Virgin Islands Neurology, we understand that the thought of surgery can be unsettling. That is why we offer non-surgical treatment options in cases where hip surgery is not required. If you are searching for non-surgical pain relief, schedule an appointment at our U.S. Virgin Islands office today!

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Hip Anatomy

Your hip is a ball and socket joint that not only allows your body to move but also provides the stability needed to bear your body weight.

Your hip joint is comprised of the following components:

  • Hip bones, including your femur (thigh bone) and pelvic bones
  • Hip articular cartilage that decreases friction between your bones so that they can glide smoothly
  • Synovial membrane and fluid, which protects and lubricates the hip joint
  • Hip muscles that give you the ability to move while at the same time stabilizing your joint
  • Hip ligaments and tendons, which bind your bones together and your muscles to bones

Hip pain can occur when any one of these components starts to degenerate or becomes irritated. Below you will find some of the most common causes of hip pain.

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Common Causes of Hip Pain

Some of the most common causes of hip pain include:

Hip Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of hip pain and stiffness, especially in older adults. Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the hips and cause pain.

While there is no cure for hip arthritis, with the proper treatment, you can preserve the functionality of your hip.


Injuries are one of the most common causes of hip pain. Anything from a minor strain or sprain to a more serious fracture or dislocation can cause hip pain.

Overuse or trauma to your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments can lead to damage. Athletes who perform repetitive motions are more likely to be susceptible to these types of injuries. Repetitive stress injuries, such as tendinitis, can also cause pain.


Bursitis is another common cause of hip pain. Bursitis occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion the bones and muscles near your hip joint become inflamed.

Many conditions and injuries throughout your life can also cause hip pain, including structural abnormalities or childhood illnesses.

How Is Hip Pain Diagnosed?

To make an accurate diagnosis, your specialists will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. During your exam, your hip’s range of motion and muscle strength will be evaluated. Your internal and external rotation will also be examined.

X-rays and/or an MRI may be requested as well to ensure that your diagnosis is accurate. Receiving the correct diagnosis is essential to obtaining the right treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Hip Pain

Your treatment will typically depend on the severity of your pain and the root cause of your discomfort. There are several possible treatment options available to manage your hip pain without surgery.

Non-surgical treatments for hip pain may include:

Can These Non-Surgical Options Guarantee That I Will Not Need Hip Surgery?

Receiving non-surgical treatment for hip pain is not a guarantee that you will not need surgery. While these conservative options won’t reverse the underlying condition of your hip joint, they can be effective in alleviating your symptoms and helping you postpone or avoid surgery.

At Virgin Island Neurology, we are committed to exhausting various non-surgical treatment options prior to considering joint replacement surgery. Hip pain management has provided pain relief for many, including those who are not able to undergo surgery.

Although hip pain can be debilitating, not seeking treatment may only add to your discomfort. If you are hesitant about having surgery, our specialists can offer hip pain treatment without surgery.

Hip pain management is possible! Schedule an appointment with our expert located in the U.S. Virgin Islands today to receive the relief you have been searching for!