Your hips not only allow you to stand, walk, and run, but they support the weight of your upper body and absorb some of the force created when you take a step. When an injury or degenerative condition causes hip pain, it can severely interfere with your life. Fortunately, the experienced orthopedic surgeons at Bluewater Orthopedics in Niceville, Crestview, and Destin, Florida offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for the many issues that can cause hip pain. Call Bluewater Orthopedics or schedule a consultation online today if hip pain disrupts your daily activities.
Hip pain can stem from any part of your joint and can radiate into your groin, leg, or lower back. Some of the common causes of hip pain include:
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain. You can suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or infectious arthritis. A hip injury can accelerate your condition and pain.
Osteoporosis is a condition that makes your bones porous and fragile. It increases your risk of hip fractures and other painful injuries.
You can break the top of your femur or your pelvic bone. Hip fractures are often caused by falling onto your hip.
Tendinitis and bursitis are inflammatory conditions that usually develop because of repetitive strain. In addition to causing pain, you may also feel stiff and lose some of your range of motion.
The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the socket part of your hip joint. Labral tears are common hip injuries caused by repetitive movements and traumatic injuries.
Mild hip pain may subside on its own with a few days of rest and at-home care. However, if your hip pain persists or worsens, you should make an appointment at Bluewater Orthopedics for diagnosis and treatment.
Hip pain that limits your movement or disrupts your sleep is also a sign that you need to see an orthopedist. You should also seek medical care if your hip pain is the result of a traumatic injury.
Your Bluewater Orthopedics team diagnoses the cause of your hip pain with a comprehensive exam and testing. Your doctor checks your hip during your exam for signs of inflammation, deformity, and muscle weakness during your exam.
They may order X-rays, MRIs, electromyography, or bone density scans to examine the inside of your hip in detail. Blood tests can reveal conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
The Bluewater Orthopedics team creates customized treatment plans to address the underlying condition causing your hip pain to deliver long-lasting pain relief. Depending on your needs, your treatment program may include:
When necessary, the team offers minimally invasive arthroscopy to repair damaged tissue and perform joint replacement procedures.
Call Bluewater Orthopedics today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and treatment for hip pain.