Between accidents, sports injuries, arthritis, and developmental problems, hip pain can occur at any age. But your risk is highest if you’re an adult who plays sports because 30-40% of the people in this group struggle with chronic hip pain. Nader Fahimi, MD, and the team at Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have extensive experience identifying the cause of your pain and creating a treatment plan based on your unique health care needs. Don’t wait to get help for hip pain. Call one of the offices in Wayne, Riverdale, and Clifton, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.
Hip pain can occur at any stage of life. Children may have developmental dysplasia, which occurs when the hip joint doesn’t mature normally. Everyday activities, engaging in sports, and overuse injuries can lead to hip pain at any age. And as you get older, you’re at risk of developing degenerative hip problems like arthritis.
These are a few examples of the most common causes of hip pain:
A pinched nerve in your lower back can also cause pain in your hip.
The underlying condition responsible for your hip pain may also cause one or more of the following:
A problem in your hip can also cause pain in your groin, buttocks, or upper thigh.
The expert team at Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine reviews your medical history and symptoms, completes a physical exam, and then performs diagnostic imaging.
Your provider creates a customized treatment plan based on the cause of your pain and the severity of the problem.
the initial treatment for most hip conditions begins with changing your activities, resting your hip, using assistive devices, and having physical therapy. Some patients may need anti-inflammatory medications orsteroid injections,
If your pain persists and movement becomes more restrictive, your provider may recommend arthroscopic surgery. When advanced hip arthritis causes extensive joint damage, Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specializes in performing joint replacement surgery.
Arthroscopy uses a slim instrument equipped with lighting and a camera. After your provider makes a small incision (one-quarter to one-half inch long), they insert the scope into your hip joint. Then the scope transmits a high-definition, magnified view of the tissues.
During arthroscopy, they precisely diagnose the problem and determine the extent of the tissue damage. They can also repair many problems during the same procedure by inserting specially designed surgical tools through one or two additional incisions.
During hip arthroscopy, your provider may:
Using small incisions means your bleeding is minimal, your muscles are spared from cutting, and you have a faster recovery.
If you need relief from hip pain, call Elite Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.