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Severe pain in right hip. Pain relief from other than medicines?

hello i am a 39 year old male with severe pain in the right hip ( dysplasia ) the pain is unbearable at times without warning i get very accute pains, however i do not like to take medication and it is getting to the point where i take too many days off work. Is there any other means of getting pain relief other than taking meds?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
thank you for query
management of hip pain-
If your hip pain is caused by a muscle or tendon strain, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis, you can usually relieve it with an over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as Motrin or Aleve.
Rheumatoid arthritis treatments also include prescription anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids, or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) like methotrexate and sulfasalazine.
Another way to relieve hip pain is by holding ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better.
If you have arthritis, exercising the hip joint with low-impact exercises, stretching, and resistance training can reduce pain and improve joint mobility. For example,swimming is a good non-impact exercise for arthritis. Physical therapy can also help increase your range of motion.
When osteoarthritis becomes so severe that the pain is intense or the hip joint becomes deformed, a total hip replacement (arthroplasty) may be a consideration. People who fracture their hip sometimes need surgery to fix the fracture or replace the hip.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Before treatment it should be diagnosed and should find out the cause and treatment.
It is likely that you might have some osteoartheritis changes in your hip bone or at hip joint.
So it is better to consult orthopedic surgeon and get investigations done.
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