You rely on all of your joints every day, but due to overuse or other injuries, poor mechanics or arthritis, you may start to experience knee pain or hip problems.
Some relief for knee, hip or other joint pain may be experienced through medication. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen, found in Advil or Motrin, or naproxen, found in Aleve, may provide some hip pain relief or knee pain relief. Use only the recommended dose for NSAIDs and for short durations to avoid stomach upset and potential intestinal ulcers. If joint pain is persistent, physical therapy may be needed. Rehabilitation is helpful in correcting poor mechanics and strengthening weak areas to better support joint health.
However, if knee pain, hip pain or other joint problems have started interfering with your daily activities, we recommend making an appointment with an orthopedic joint wellness expert to learn about your orthopedic treatment options.
Common procedures offered by Baylor Scott & White Health orthopedic specialists include:
- Total knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Total hip replacement surgery
- Partial hip replacement surgery
- Hip arthroscopy
- Shoulder joint replacement
- Shoulder arthroscopy