Hip pain can make even simple activities like getting in or out of a chair unbearable. The skilled team of orthopaedic surgeons at Texas Orthopaedic Associates offers advanced treatments for hip pain, including custom hip replacements, at their state-of-the-art locations in Dallas, Plano, Weatherford, Keller, and Fort Worth, Texas. To receive the highest level of personalized care for your hip pain, call or book an appointment online today.
HIP PAIN Q&A
Why does my hip hurt?
The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. This ball-and-socket joint forms where your pelvis meets your thigh bone (femur). In addition to bones, strong ligaments and slippery cartilage support and cushion your hip joint.
Damage or injury to any one of these structures may result in hip pain. Healthy hips are essential for many activities, including walking and sitting, but severe hip pain can cause discomfort even while you’re resting.
The highly trained team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, accurately diagnoses and treats your hip pain so you can get back to the activities you love.
What are common causes of hip pain?
Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain and restricted mobility. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most prevalent.
Injuries are another common cause of hip pain. The expert team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, diagnoses and treats a wide range of hip injuries, including:
- Hip fractures
- Hip labral tears
Certain medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, can increase your risk of breaking (fracturing) your hip after a fall or other accident.
What is the process for diagnosing and treating hip pain?
First, your friendly and knowledgeable physician at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical history. They may also take diagnostic imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI, both conveniently located in their state-of-the-art clinics.
Once they diagnose the cause of your hip pain, the team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, creates a personalized treatment plan tailored to your particular needs. They always begin treatment with the most conservative therapies possible, such as:
- Physical therapy
- Pain-relieving medicines
- Therapeutic joint injections
Severe conditions, such as advanced arthritis or a hip fracture, may require surgery to repair. The expert surgeons at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, perform custom hip replacements to restore mobility to your hip and improve your quality of life.
If hip pain is interfering with your daily life, don’t hesitate to call Texas Orthopaedic Associates, or book an appointment online to get started on your path to recovery.