We Are All Things Hip: Pain, Injuries, Conditions, and Treatments
We understand how debilitating hip pain can be; we see it every day. Hip pain caused by arthritis, accidents, sports injuries, or aging interferes with your daily activities. We are here to help.
Many patients trust EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region for our proven subspecialty orthopedic hip care. Our hip doctors include board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors specially trained and extensively experienced in diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions affecting the hip joint and pelvis. Whether you are dealing with hip pain or considering hip surgery, our team of experienced orthopedic hip surgeons is here to provide you with the best possible care.
The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the body, and when it is not functioning properly, we see it affect a patient’s ability to move, walk, or even sleep comfortably. As hip specialists, we understand the complex nature of hip injuries, conditions, and pains, and we work closely with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.
Using State-of-the-Art Diagnostics Technologies and Tools
There are multiple reasons your hip may be causing you pain. It is important that you get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible so you can begin the appropriate treatment. Our hip specialists strive to keep up with the latest diagnostic technological advancements in orthopedic care so you get a precise diagnosis quickly, and we get to start treating you promptly. At EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region, our hip specialists use many leading tools in-house, including:
- MRI scanners
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
- Digital X-rays
Common Hip Pains, Injuries, and Conditions Hip Doctors Treat
Hip pain can occur for many reasons, and our team of hip specialists is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip injuries and conditions. Some of the most common hip issues we see include:
Arthritis: a common condition that causes inflammation in the hip. Different types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Bursitis: a painful condition that occurs when the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints, become inflamed.
Labral tears: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the hip socket, and when it tears, it can cause pain and instability in the hip joint.
Hip fractures: a common occurrence in older adults and can be caused by falls, accidents, or weakened bones due to conditions like osteoporosis.
Tendinitis: a condition that occurs when the tendons that connect muscles to bones become inflamed, causing pain and discomfort.
Our hip specialists have helped many patients who suffer from these hip ailments, as well:
- Avascular Necrosis
- Cartilage Injury
- Femoral and Acetabular Version Disorders
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI))
- Hip Pointer
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Muscle Strain
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Stress fracture
- Walking (gait) Abnormalities
Treatments for Hip Pain
At EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region, our goal is to heal all hip issues with noninvasive, conservative treatments first. Some of the more common noninvasive treatments we provide include:
Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles around the hip joint and improve the range of motion, reducing pain and stiffness.
Medications: Pain-relieving medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can help manage hip pain and inflammation.
Injections: Corticosteroid injections can help reduce inflammation and provide temporary relief from hip pain.
Activity Modification: Changes to your regular activities, lifestyle choices, and exercise routines can help aid the healing process.
PRP Therapy: A platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection can encourage healing where it has not otherwise occurred or speed up healing as in the case of an acute injury.
Hip Surgery Options
When conservative treatments fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary. Our team of orthopedic hip surgeons is experienced in a range of procedures, including hip replacement surgery, hip arthroscopy, and others:
- Core Decompression Surgery for the Hip
- Labral Repair
- Hip Arthrodesis (Fusions)
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Hip Osteotomies
- Hip Preservation Surgery
- Hip Replacement Through Posterior or Anterior Approach
- Operative Fixation for Hip Fractures
- Partial or complete hip replacement
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Proximal Femoral Osteotomy
- Robotically Assisted Hip Replacement
If you are considering hip replacement surgery, it is essential to find the best hip replacement surgeons near you. Our team of orthopedic hip specialists is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal outcomes. Schedule your appointment with our hip orthopedic surgeons to Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better.