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Hip Conditions

Your hips and pelvis allow you to walk, run, bend, sit, and complete a wide range of motions. If you’re experiencing pain or limited function in these areas, you may have difficulty working or participating in recreational activities. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may even find sitting or walking impossible. Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons offer a comprehensive selection of hip treatments for simple and complex conditions. Regardless of the issue you are experiencing, we can diagnose and address the disorder quickly and develop a customized treatment plan designed to optimize your outcome.

The following links provide additional information about common hip conditions. If you would like to learn more, please contact our office today and our friendly and knowledgeable medical team can answer your questions or help you schedule a consultation.

Arthritis

Discomfort, stiffness, clicking, or catching in the hips or groin area may be a sign of arthritis. This condition is very common, and it typically occurs as a result of normal wear and tear on the hip joint; however, genetics, injury, and excess weight can also play a role. As the cartilage that cushions the joint wears away, uncomfortable and damaging bone-on-bone contact occurs. As a result, inflammation, pain, and debilitation can develop. We offer a number of non-surgical and surgical treatment options for hip arthritis, including hip replacement, and we can help you find a solution that enhances your quality of life.

Tendonitis/Tendinitis

Sometimes called “snapping hip syndrome,” tendonitis of the hip can be recognized by the snapping or clicking sound the hip makes when performing certain movements. You may also feel pain when bending over or lifting your knees towards your chest. This condition is caused by irritation or inflammation of the hip-flexor tendon, which crosses over the hip socket. Tendonitis may occur as a result of repetitive movement and overuse or as a result of improper stride or walking habits. Treatment options include rest, injections, anti-inflammatory medication, or physical therapy. In more severe cases, minimally invasive surgery can help alleviate discomfort and improve range of motion.

Fractures

Hip fractures can happen as a result of a car accident, sports injury, or a hard fall. Hips may also break when bone becomes brittle due to osteoporosis, cancer, or another disease. Fractures typically cause considerable pain and make movement uncomfortable or impossible. Treatment will depend on the type and location of the fracture. Due to the difficulty in stabilizing a broken hip non-invasively, surgery is usually necessary to ensure proper alignment of the bone and to optimize healing.

Hamstring and Thigh Muscle Injury

Particularly common in athletes, thigh muscle injuries can include hamstring, quadriceps, adductor, and tendon strains, tears, and bruises. These tissues cross the hip and knee joints, so they generate significant force during activities that require running and jumping. In most cases, these concerns can be addressed with non-surgical treatment; however, complete tears (ruptures) may require surgery to reconnect the tendon or muscle ends. We utilize the latest techniques to shorten the recovery period and maximize results.

For more information about hip conditions, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.