Our hip surgeons are proficient in identifying the cause of your hip pain and determining the best treatment plan for you. Using the latest surgical methods, including minimally invasive techniques. When the pain of osteoarthritis prohibits you from performing and/or enjoying your normal activities of daily living, it is time to see a board certified orthopedic hip surgeon at The Center to discuss your treatment options.
When to see a hip specialist
People of all ages and lifestyles are susceptible to dozens of different hip conditions and diseases, including overuse injuries, osteoarthritis, and bursitis. Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most common hip injury typically showing up later in life. This disease often presents as pain with normal activity that progressively becomes worse.
Treatment will first be approached from a nonsurgical standpoint. Should pain reach the point of disability for a patient and nonsurgical treatment is no longer effective, your doctor may recommend surgery to help restore function. Our hip surgeons are proficient in using the latest surgical methods, including minimally invasive techniques. When your hip pain prohibits you from performing and/or enjoying your normal activities of daily living, it is time to see a board-certified orthopedic hip surgeon at The Center to discuss your treatment options.
Common causes of hip pain
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most common hip injury typically showing up later in life. This condition often presents as discomfort with normal activity that progressively becomes worse. Resulting from wear and overuse due to aging, osteoarthritis of the hip can severely impact a person’s lifestyle. Symptoms include hip pain, tenderness, a grating sensation while walking, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
Hip Bursitis: Bursitis is a condition caused by inflammation of one or both of the fluid-filled cushioning sacs of the hip bone. Hip bursitis can affect anyone, but is more common in women and middle-aged or elderly people. The pain is initially sharp and intense, and later becomes more of a dull ache and spreads across a larger area of the hip. It may become worse when walking, stair climbing, or after being seated for a prolonged period.
Hip Strains: Hip strains occur when one of the muscles supporting your hip joint stretches or tears. Depending on the severity of the injury, a severe strain can limit your ability to move your hip. Strains can be an acute injury resulting from a fall or overstretching. They are also caused by overuse where the muscle or tendon slowly weakens after repetitive movements.
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