Hip pain can be extremely debilitating and even make you unable to walk due to the pain. If you’re experiencing hip pain, board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia, DO, and orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. William J. Jordan, MD, at Woodlands Center for Special Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, can help you find the root cause of your pain and restore your quality of life. To see Dr. Ciaglia or Dr. Jordan, call the office or book your appointment online today.
Over time, your body experiences natural wear and tear, and your hip joint is no different. It’s a ball-and-socket joint that allows for the ball on your femur to glide amongst the hip socket when you move. The cartilage, muscles, and tendons in your hips can get overused, leading to hip pain.
There is a range of problems which result in hip pain, including:
If you have hip osteoarthritis, you have problems walking because there is inflammation and injury to your hip joint. You may feel pain in your groin, buttocks, or knee related to your hip arthritis.
To improve your quality of life, simple daily activities such as exercise or using a cane are possibilities. Your doctor may need to perform surgery in some cases.
If your hip joint becomes dislocated often, you may have hip dysplasia. Left untreated, hip dysplasia makes it more likely you’ll develop osteoarthritis, along with possibly having a labral tear.
Your labrum is crucial to hip stability as it cushions the hip joint and holds the ball securely within your hip socket. With this tear, you hip can lock, limit your range of motions, or be painful.
Nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and injections may help, and your doctor performs minimally invasive surgery if needed.
Hip bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac adjacent to your hip joint that acts like a cushion. Generally, medications and injections help, but if not, then surgery may be necessary.
Osteonecrosis is a painful condition occurring when the blood supply to the head of your femur is disrupted. If not taken care of, it can lead to severe arthritis and the destruction of your hip joint.
Many hip conditions can be avoided or helped by performing the right kinds of stretches and exercises. If you have arthritis, using heat is beneficial, along with icing your hip joint to decrease pain. However, if these nonsurgical treatments and medication do not help, then your doctor may recommend surgery.
If you’re experiencing hip pain, call the Woodlands Center for Special Surgery today or schedule an appointment online.