Hip pain results from normal aging, degenerative conditions, sports injuries, or overuse. Regardless of why you have hip pain, know that Michael Calfee, MD, and Paxton Sisson, PA-C, of Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Union City and Dyersburg, Tennessee, have solutions. Call today or use this website to schedule an appointment online to learn about nonsurgical and surgical solutions to help you find relief.
Hip pain doesn’t always show up the same way. It can feel like a constant, dull ache or sharp and intense pain. It may be present all the time or appear only when you do certain movements.
Often you feel it deep inside the hip joint, where it originates, but you may also feel it primarily in the groin area.
Hip pain can also radiate into the buttocks, thighs, or front of the leg.
Hip pain often occurs because of a soft tissue injury or in changes in the joint.
Arthritis is a common reason for hip pain. Osteoarthritis is degeneration of the cartilage that cushions the space between bones. It’s due to normal wear-and-tear but can be accelerated by an injury. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that leads to inflammation in many joints. Your immune system mistakenly attacks the synovial membrane, a layer of connective tissue that provides lubrication and cushioning.
Sports injuries can also cause hip pain. When you experience a tackle, fall, twist, or overuse during practice or a game, you’re at risk. Sports that rely on lower body strength, like running, football, dance, gymnastics, soccer, and rowing put you at risk.
Specific conditions that may be responsible for your hip pain include::
Because there are so many potential causes of hip pain, it’s best to be evaluated by a specialist like those at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Your treatment for hip pain depends on your diagnosis. The specialists at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine recommend conservative treatments, like pain medications, movement modification, physical therapy, and massage therapy whenever possible. Corticosteroid injections also ease pain, but do not cure the underlying cause of your problem.
If you have severe arthritic degeneration or torn soft tissue, you may require surgery. Surgeries, including joint replacement or soft tissue repairs, are minimally invasive so you recover relatively quickly with minimal complications. The providers at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine approve surgeries to be done on an outpatient basis in appropriate cases, so you can recover in the comfort of your own home.
Call Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or use this website to schedule an appointment online if you’re suffering from hip pain. Early intervention can help you find relief.