Chicago Pain Relief, PC
Shivani Chadha, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Anesthesiologist located in Willowbrook, IL
Hip pain can be the result of a variety of conditions, and the location of your pain may provide clues to its underlying cause. If chronic hip pain prevents you from living life to the fullest, Dr. Shivani Chadha, an interventional pain management specialist and anesthesiologist at Chicago Pain Relief in Willowbrook, Illinois may have a long-term solution for your pain. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management using state-of-the-art techniques like radiofrequency ablation and other minimally invasive therapies. If you live in Chicagoland, call the office or schedule a consultation online to explore your treatment options.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
As you age, you may experience hip pain as a result of a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis. Hip pain can also be caused by a problem in your lower back in which the pain travels down through your hip. Issues with your ligaments, muscles, and tendons may also contribute to hip pain.
The most common causes of hip pain include:
- Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease
- Injuries that result in inflammation of your hip joint
- Strains or sprains
- Pinched nerves
When should I seek treatment for hip pain?
When home remedies no longer help relieve pain, or your pain quickly returns after applying ice or heat, it may be time to seek medical treatment for your hip pain, especially if it’s keeping you from your daily activities.
If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to seek treatment from Dr. Chadha for your pain to avoid further complications:
- Redness or swelling around your hip joint
- Severe or constant joint pain
- Pain in your groin
- The skin around your hip feels warm to the touch
- Difficulty sleeping on your hip
- Limping or trouble walking
- Loss of motion in your hip joint
- Pain that radiates down your leg
Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, and you may have sharp pain or a dull, constant ache. Regardless, Dr. Chadha provides effective pain management options, including radiofrequency ablation, so you can get back to living your life.
How does radiofrequency ablation treat chronic hip pain?
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) reduces chronic hip pain through the use of radiofrequency energy. The radio waves produce a tiny electrical current that Dr. Chadha sends into your hip joint through a small needle using X-ray guidance. The RF energy safely heats up an area of nerve tissue in your hip, interrupting the pain signals to your brain.
When your brain receives fewer signals from the area of your hip that’s been causing pain, you get long-lasting relief from chronic symptoms. The results of RFA may last 12 months, or more, depending on the severity of your condition and the extent of your pain.*
To learn more about managing painful hip joint symptoms and the treatment options, call Chicago Pain Relief or schedule a consultation using online booking.
*Individual results may vary.