How can excruciating and debilitating hip pain be treated?
Could be sciatica.
The way you have described the pain, To me, it seems to be a sciatica pain. Sciatica is the pain that starts from the hip and goes down the leg.
Now we have to find the cause - mostly this pain is due to pressure on nerves in the spinal canal. The diagnosis in most cases is confirmed by MRI.
I suggest you take painkillers, muscle relaxants and physiotherapy.
Bed rest for a few days may help. Sometimes if the pressure is too much, you may not get adequate relief and in this case, you should either visit ER on taking an appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Gopal Goel, Orthopaedic Surgeon