Hip Pain Specialist

Edwin F. Barry, DC, DABCO -  - Pain Management Physician

Avalon Laser Therapy

Edwin F. Barry, DC, DABCO

Pain Management Physician & Laser Therapy Specialist located in Voorhees, NJ

At his practice, Avalon Laser Therapy, Dr. Barry provides innovative treatment for patients suffering from hip pain. Avalon Laser Therapy is located in Voorhees, New Jersey and is convenient for patients living in Camden County and the Philadelphia area.

Hip Pain Q & A

What Causes Hip Pain?

The hip joint is the biggest joint in the body and is responsible for much of the body’s weight bearing movement. This means the joint is subjected to considerable strains all day when patients walk, sit, or perform other tasks. Some of the most common causes of hip pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis that can cause stiffness in addition to pain
  • Herniated discs that cause nerve compression in the lower back and pain that radiates into the hip
  • Sprains and strains and other injuries affecting the tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Slip-and-fall accidents and other types of traumatic injuries
  • Knee-related problems that cause uneven strain on the hips
  • Obesity or being overweight which places excess strain on all the weight-bearing joints

What Symptoms Are Associated With Hip Pain?

Radiant pain and discomfort are often major side effects of hip issues. Many patients suffer from pain in the following body areas:

  • Buttocks
  • Thigh
  • Groin
  • Inside or outside of hip joint

Back and leg discomfort, which can be caused by sciatica or a hernia, can travel down to the hip as well. Pain can also get worse when the individual is active, particularly when the pain is the result of arthritis. When the pain is ongoing, some patients will suffer with a reduced range of motion and with limping, which can lead to imbalances and pain in other parts of the body.

How Does Laser Therapy Help Hip Pain?

MLS laser therapy stimulates living tissue to boost the body’s metabolism and healing process. Similar to the photosynthesis process that green plants use to get nutrients from sunlight, the chromophores found in each of your cells has the same capacity to absorb light, provided there is a light source that can get there. MLS Laser Therapy has been specially developed and refined to provide that source of light energy. The benefits of laser therapy include pain reduction and anti-inflammatory effects, increased circulation and the development of new capillaries, and increased lymphatic drainage.