The hip is one of the body’s largest joints, and it goes through much wear and tear, bears a significant amount of the body’s weight, and is necessary for full mobility. Studies indicate that 14% to 18% of adults have hip osteoarthritis, the leading cause of hip pain.
Hip pain can seriously limit activity and even be debilitating, whether caused by arthritis, an accident, or a sports injury. If you struggle with hip pain, it could be interfering with your quality of life. Talk to our orthopedic hip specialists to learn about the most advanced surgical and non-surgical solutions available to you.
Arthritis – A Common Source of Hip Pain
One of the most common causes of hip joint pain is arthritis. Osteoarthritis affects most people as they age but can also affect younger people who have been very active or sustained specific injuries. It causes deterioration of the cartilage in the joint, causing the bones to rub together and create pain and swelling.
Osteoarthritis of the hip typically causes pain in the front of the leg and the groin area. It limits the range of motion in the joint and causes stiffness that worsens after being inactive for a period.
Other types of arthritis that cause hip pain include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and juvenile arthritis.
Other Hip Injuries and Conditions
Our board-certified orthopedic hip specialists can help you manage and treat arthritis pain as well as symptoms caused by many other injuries and conditions, including:
- Avascular Necrosis
- Fractures of the Hip
- Labral Tear of Hip
- Cartilage Injury
- Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI))
- Hip Dysplasia
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
- Femoral and Acetabular Version Disorders
- Walking (gait) Abnormalities
Treatments for Hip Pain and Injuries
Hip pain doesn’t have to sideline you from your favorite activities. Treating an injury or chronic condition as soon as possible is essential for relief. During a consultation with one of our hip specialists, you’ll learn more about your condition or injury and treatment options.
They will recommend a treatment plan that best meets your needs, which may include non-surgical methods such as:
- Physical Therapy
- Anti-inflammatory Medications
- Cortisone Injections
- Wearable Assistive Devices
- PRP Therapy for Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Treatment
If non-surgical methods don’t bring you enough relief, our orthopedic hip specialists may recommend a surgical procedure. They are highly-trained experts in providing several types of surgeries to relieve hip pain and correct certain conditions like:
- Partial or complete hip replacement
- Robotically Assisted Hip Replacement
- Hip Replacement Through Posterior or Anterior Approach
- Hip Preservation Surgery
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Labral Repair
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Proximal Femoral Osteotomy
- Core Decompression Surgery for the Hip
- Operative Fixation for Hip Fractures
- Hip Osteotomies
- Hip Arthrodesis (Fusions)
Surgery is a good option for many patients to manage hip pain and restore mobility. Surgery is a big deal, but our orthopedic hip specialists have decades of experience. They will walk you through the process, explain what to expect, and describe the recovery period.
EmergeOrtho is at the forefront of hip treatment, and our specialists have helped thousands of patients safely restore hip function and everyday activities with less pain. To learn more about hip conditions and treatments, request a consultation now.