Hip pain can make it difficult to sleep or find a position that's comfortable, as well as severely limit mobility. When you're experiencing hip pain, the board-certified physicians at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group can help. The practice has four New York locations in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, with another in Danbury, Connecticut. Patients can benefit from state-of-the-art on-site diagnostic facilities and expert treatments such as joint injections and hip replacement surgery. Find relief from hip pain by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online today.
An injury in a fall or auto accident could cause hip pain if you fracture a bone or dislocate the joint. You might also strain the soft tissues, resulting in acute hip pain.
Many of the causes of hip pain develop more slowly, though, and often persist or worsen without expert treatment. Some of these causes of chronic hip pain include:
Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is one of the most likely causes of hip pain — years of wear-and-tear lead to chronic pain, loss of mobility, and weakness in the hips.
The bursae in your joints are small sacs of special liquid that prevent bones, muscles, and tendons from pressure and friction. If you have bursitis, it means the bursae are inflamed.
Tendonitis in your hips is inflammation of the connective tissues (tendons) that attach your muscles to your bones. It typically develops because of joint overuse or repetitive strain.
Labral tears are injuries of the labrum — a type of cartilage that lines the rim of your hip socket and helps stop the ball-shaped end of your femur (thigh bone) from detaching. Repetitive strain of the hip joint is the most common cause of labral tears.
Sometimes the way your hip develops causes there to be excess pressure when you move certain ways, called impingement, that leads to pain in the hip. This can also lead to labral tears.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group can often reduce pain and increase joint function using non-invasive methods such as physical therapy and medication.
If your hip pain isn't getting better or your condition deteriorates, joint injections could be helpful. Options include viscosupplementation, which consists of hyaluronic acid to lubricate the joint, or steroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group also offers regenerative medicine therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. These could help by boosting natural healing and optimizing tissue repair.
While most patients don't need surgery for hip pain, sometimes it's the best option if the joint damage is so severe that no other treatment works.
The three main types of hip surgery are:
Some hip conditions can be treated with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery where the surgeon can repair your hip through small incisions and using a camera to see inside the joint.
Joint replacement involves removing the damaged or diseased ends of the bones in your hip and substituting them with artificial components.
A hip fracture typically involves a break at the top of your femur and is common in older people, especially those with osteoporosis. Hip fractures are often extremely painful and need surgical repair to restore joint function and relieve pain.
To benefit from the surgeons' experience at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.