Hip Pain Specialist

Ihab Labatia, MD -  - Board Certified Pain Management Physician

Hillcrest Pain and Spine

Ihab Labatia, MD

Board Certified Pain Management Physician & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Lexington, KY

While common with aging, hip pain can diminish your mobility and overall quality of life. At Hillcrest Pain and Spine in Middletown, Kentucky, board-certified pain management physician Ihab Labatia, MD, and his expert team find the root cause of hip pain and treat it to alleviate your discomfort. Call the office for relief or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your hips, which are joints that connect your pelvis to each of your thigh bones. Hip discomfort might present as:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull, aching discomfort
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Limited mobility

You might have hip pain because of a chronic disease, injury, or wear and tear due to aging. Treatment with experts at Hillcrest Pain and Spine can alleviate your discomfort.

What are the risk factors for hip pain?

Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Older age
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Hip dislocations
  • Labral tears
  • Hip strains
  • Other injuries
  • Obesity
  • Poor strength and flexibility
  • Bursitis
  • Structural problems in joints

To find the root cause of your pain, Dr. Labatia discusses your medical history and symptoms and examines your hips during a physical exam. He assesses joint structure, range of motion, and mobility and may order blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis.

What are the treatments for hip pain?

Depending on the cause of your hip pain and its severity, Dr. Labatia may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to relieve hip pain include rest, icing your joint, stretching your hip joints, and wearing a brace if Dr. Labatia asks you to.


Taking over-the-counter or prescription medicines can reduce inflammation and pain linked with hip joint problems.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches and exercises can strengthen your hips and surrounding tissues to reduce pain and the risk of future injuries.


Steroid, regenerative medicine, and other types of hip injections can reduce joint discomfort and inflammation, as well as enhance your body’s ability to heal without surgery or downtime.


Surgical procedures can remove, repair, or replace tissues within your hip joint to alleviate discomfort and restore the joint’s function and structure. Dr. Labatia lets you know which type of hip surgery you may be a candidate for.

To learn more about hip pain treatments available at Hillcrest Pain and Spine and find out if they’re right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.