Get Quality Care for Your Hip Condition
Your hip is a vital joint for maintaining the type of lifestyle you enjoy. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we want to help you stay active and, in cases of injury, help you get back to doing the things you love faster. We offer a wide range of options from board-certified orthopedics specializing in hip pain. After you receive a diagnosis, our compassionate, fellowship trained hip specialists will collaborate with you to customize a treatment plan so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.
The hip, a ball and socket joint, is necessary for most of the body’s movements and allows you to turn or twist in different directions while keeping the body supported in an upright position. Sometimes disease, a sports injury, arthritis or overuse may cause the cartilage, a layer of smooth, soft tissue, to wear out and disturb your normal function. You may also feel pain in the groin area, buttocks, or feel muscle weakness, resulting in limited movement.
Fortunately, there are many choices to alleviate your pain, and it is no longer necessary to wait for treatment. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we have helped more than 30,000 people discover the path back to a mobile lifestyle. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak to a patient coordinator in your area. It’s free, easy and may be the most important call you make!
When to See a Hip Specialist
There are many causes for hip pain besides injuries, making it very important to start with a correct diagnosis from an orthopedic specialist you can trust. You may experience pain when getting up from a chair, walking or when rotating the upper body. Since muscles and tendons are anchored at the hip joint, you may experience muscle or tendon strain with pain that radiates outside the hip joint, in the groin, thigh and/or buttocks. Because of the complexity of the anatomy in the hip and the importance of maintaining quality hip health, a proper diagnosis may include some of the following causes for your pain:
- Hip Dislocation
- Labral Tears of the Hip
- Arthritis of the Hip
- Hip Fractures
- Avascular Necrosis
- Femoro-acetabular impingement
- Degenerative Disease of the Hip
- Hip Bursitis
- Peri-prosthetic fractures and infections
Hip Pain Symptoms
A sports injury or fall will immediately alert you to the need to focus on regaining your hip health. However, other symptoms may arise and gradually cause pain and limit your mobility. You may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain after sitting
- Pain that is worse with repetitive activity
- Pain inside or outside the hip
- Pain in the groin area
- Inability to put your weight on the leg
- Pain in the buttocks
Popular Procedures and Treatments
Research has shown that significant pain causes additional damage and should be addressed as soon as possible. It is no longer necessary to wait until the pain changes your activity level. Additionally, if you get to the point where you can no longer carry out your daily activities, it is important to see an orthopedic hip specialist as soon as possible. Non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical options may provide the relief you need and preserve your anatomy as an alternative to surgery. Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain. In this manner, your pain is resolved with the treatment plan.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, our doctors provide a wide range of treatment options such as minimally invasive surgery, combined with compassionate care and the advanced technical training and experience you can trust. Over 30,000 adults have found relief from their pain. Join them by calling a patient coordinator at 1-888-549-0835 to be matched with an orthopedic hip specialist near you.
- Physical Therapy – A physical therapist can give you exercises to strengthen your muscles, provide better flexibility and promote blood flow to the injured area.
- Anti-inflammatory medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended to relieve hip pain symptoms.
- Steroid Injections – Pain relief is effective for those cases in which a numbing agent in the hip joint causes the pain to go away. At that time, a cortisone injection is used to treat the inflammation and pain.
- Muscle relaxants – These medications may be prescribed if the primary cause of hip pain involves the muscles and/or sciatic nerve.
- Heat and/or cold packs– Alternating heat and cold packs may relieve minor hip pain.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we choose the most highly-skilled, knowledgeable and advanced orthopedic hip specialists to provide you with the best treatment choices. Regenerative Medicine provides non-surgical options for hip pain than may give you relief and a faster recovery.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – PRP is packed with growth factors and platelets that give signals to the surrounding tissue to start the healing process. This injection is completed in the office and provides a non-surgical alternative to pain relief.
- Cell Therapy – Because the body has an inherent ability to heal itself, cell therapy is an alternative to surgery for your hip pain. Stem cells are “signaling cells” that tell the area where they are placed to start the healing steps. Whether you have a hip injury or a hip joint that has wear and tear due to overuse, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy.
Orthopedic Centers of America does not participate in cells sourced from Embryonic, Umbilical Cord Blood/Placental Tissue, Amniotic Fluid, or Amniotic Tissue. Only adult cells from one’s own body are used by the doctors in the Orthopedic Centers of America network.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical innovation and advanced technologies have provided minimally-invasive choices for hip pain. Smaller incisions are used which means less trauma is experienced to the tissue and muscles, providing faster recovery times, less pain and a return to previous activities.
Anterior partial or total hip replacement – As an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery, an incision that avoids muscle tissue is made in the back side of the hip, resulting in less pain and a faster recovery. This ground-breaking technology allows for a small incision with no detachment of the muscle from the pelvis to the femur. In some cases, the patient will be out of the hospital in 1-2 days with a complete recovery in 2-4 weeks.
Orthopedic Centers of America will match you with an orthopedic hip specialist who will collaborate with you to provide the optimum outcome with the most conservative treatment. In some cases, however, a more traditional approach to a specific cause of hip pain is necessary. In these cases, your doctor will discuss how to prepare for surgery and include the steps of rehabilitation to complete the recovery.
Physical therapy sessions will guide you in learning how to stretch and gain strength and flexibility in the hip. These exercises are an integral part of the recovery and may be continued at home after the prescribed physical therapy is complete.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we specialize in treating hip pain. More than 30,000 people have found relief and regained their mobility and quality of life. If you are ready to take the next step, call a patient coordinator today at 1-888-549-0835 so we can match you with one of our expert hip specialists so you can get back to the life you deserve.