When hip pain stops you from doing what you enjoy, it’s time to find a treatment that helps you regain function and get back to life.
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): an underlying structural abnormality in the hip joint formation of the ball or socket that results in soft tissue getting trapped between bones
- Hip labral tears: tears in the cartilage located on the rim of your hip joint socket
- Hip dysplasia: misaligned hip socket or misshapen hip joint
- Trochanteric bursitis: inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs at outer aspect of the hip joint
- Snapping hip syndrome: constant popping in the outer hip when walking, getting up from a seated position or swinging your leg
- Hip arthritis in the young and active patient: often the post-traumatic result of an injury to a joint
- Osteonecrosis: a disease that results in reduced blood flow to bones in the joints and inability for the body to make new bone to replace broken down bone
Should I see a doctor for my hip pain?
Athletes and active individuals may describe hip pain differently because of the variety of ranges of motion and muscle forces each may use. It may be time to be evaluated by a hip specialist if you experience symptoms such as:
- Stiffness or limitation of activity
- Hip pain during and after activity
- Pain in the hip and groin area provoked by motion
- Pressure or tightness
- Locking or catching sensation in your hip joint
Diagnosis of hip injuries
We want to understand where you’ve been with your hip injury or condition, what you’ve done to manage it, what your limitations are and the affect your condition has on the quality of your everyday life. Our initial patient evaluation starts with a detailed history, review of prior treatment records and physical examination. During the evaluation of your hip, diverse maneuvers and arcs of motion are performed to better gauge the symptomatic areas. X-rays and advanced imaging of the hip, including CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, are used to detect structural abnormalities, labral tears, hip fractures and other cartilage damage.