Hip pain is a common problem that many people live with, but there’s no reason to let hip pain keep you from partaking in activities you love. Hip pain, whether acute or chronic, can make it difficult to walk, sit, and perform daily activities, work, or play sports; it could even lead to dysfunction. Many things can cause hip pain, anything from arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis to hip fractures to deterioration produced by aging joints. Because there are so many potential causes of hip pain, it can be very confusing, so it’s important for you to see an orthopedic specialist who will make an accurate diagnosis. Once the proper diagnosis is known, then the appropriate treatment can be started.
The physicians at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine specialize in providing high-quality patient-centered care and have years of experience diagnosing and treating hip pain. With a comprehensive range of orthopedic services, our specialists will establish the proper course of treatment that offers the best potential to return to an active lifestyle.
The hip is susceptible to developing pain in part because the anatomy is complex. The hip is one of the largest and hidden joints in the body, and in addition, it has a broad range of motion. Some of the structures surrounding the hip area, including the bursae, tendons, muscles, or ligaments, are frequent causes of hip pain, even when the joint itself is fine.
Symptoms that you should be seen by a doctor include:
- Hip pain that happens at night or while resting.
- Unable to walk comfortably on the affected side.
- Hip pain that continues for more than a few days.
- Unable to bend the hip.
- Swelling of the hip or the thigh area.
- Signs of an infection, including inflammation, fever, redness, warmth.
- Pain in the hip that may also go into the groin area.
- Unable to get out of a chair without considerable hip pain.
- Unable to sleep on the affected side without significant hip pain.
Common Hip Conditions
- Avascular Necrosis
- Acetabular Fractures
- Degenerative Disc Disease of the Hip
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fractures
- Labral Tears of the Hip
- Leg length discrepancy
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
Surgical Procedures for Hip Issues
- Hip and pelvis non-union repair
- Total Hip Replacement
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Sports Hernia
- Arthroscopic Hip bursectomy
- Arthroscopic Abductor repair
- Hip Dysplasia repair
- Periacetabular Osteotomy
- Proximal femoral osteotomy
- Anterior Hip Replacement
- Hip Replacement Revision
- Hip Replacement Dislocations
- Hip replacement fractures
- Hip/Pelvis stress fractures
- Hip and pelvis stress fracture repair