Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Benton, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, & White Hall, AR
If you’re suffering from hip pain, it can seriously affect your mobility and quality of life, but the team at Martin Orthopedics offers hope. They provide effective non-surgical treatments for hip pain due to conditions like bursitis, arthritis, and fractures, as well as advanced surgical options such as joint replacement. To get relief from hip pain, call the Martin Orthopedics office at Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, and Cabot, Arkansas, today or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.
Hip Pain Q & A
Why do I have hip pain?
Your hip pain could be due to a strained muscle, injured tendon, or stretched ligament. You may break or dislocate your hip when playing sports or as a result of a trauma like an auto accident.
Weakened bones from osteoporosis can also result in hip fractures, especially in older people. Wear-and-tear is also a common cause of hip pain due to degenerative changes in the joint.
Some of the conditions most likely to be responsible for hip pain include:
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Labral tears
- Hip impingement
- Hip dysplasia
- Avascular necrosis
As well as hip pain, you might develop swelling and heat in the joint and find it hard to bear weight on that leg. You might also experience hip pain from a condition like sciatica that originates in your lower back.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
An accurate diagnosis of your hip pain requires a physical examination and review of your medical history and symptoms. Following this, your provider might order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays or an MRI.
These tests not only confirm your diagnosis but help your provider determine how bad the joint damage is and whether any other issues are affecting your hips. They can then offer you the most effective treatment options.
What treatments can help with hip pain?
The Martin Orthopedics team is likely to begin your hip pain treatment using non-surgical therapies such as:
- Rest and activity modification
- Heat and ice
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid injections)
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Stem cell therapy
Steroid injections might be necessary if your pain persists or due to the progression of an incurable condition like arthritis.
Do I need surgery for my hip pain?
Hip pain that persists even after expert treatment at Martin Orthopedics might require surgery. If you have an acute injury such as a fracture, dislocation, or serious ligament rupture, you might need surgery at an earlier stage.
The Martin Orthopedics team uses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery where possible to make repairs in your hip, such as reattaching tendons. Arthroscopy uses endoscopic techniques, whereby your surgeon views the inside of the joint via images relayed by a tiny camera on the end of the arthroscope.
If the damage to your hip joint is too extensive to repair, you might need to undergo hip replacement surgery. That is where your surgeon removes the damaged ends of the hip bones and installs artificial replacement parts.
Hip pain is disabling and challenging to live with as your hips are bearing at least some of your weight all the time. If hip pain is affecting you, get the treatment you need now by calling Martin Orthopedics today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online form.
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