As one of the most important joints in the body, the hip allows you to walk, run and jump.
Although it’s designed to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear, it can become damaged – especially in devoted athletes. At the Orthohealing Center, we’re here to resolve your hip pain and repair any damage to the joint, so you can move through the world with ease once again.
Symptoms of hip pain
Hip pain can occur anywhere in the general vicinity of this important joint. It can emerge on the inside or outside of the hip, and it can extend to the thigh, groin and buttocks. Depending on the underlying cause, you may experience:
- Pain or discomfort that gets worse with activity
- Groin or buttock discomfort
- Bursitis pain at the outside of your hip/thigh.
- A limp
- Stiffness and limited range of motion
- A popping noise
- A dull ache
- A locking sensation
Common causes of hip pain
A variety of conditions, injuries and diseases can cause chronic hip pain. A few of the most common ones we see among our patients in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas include:
- Hip dislocation
- Labral tear
- Sprains and strains
Diagnosing the underlying cause of your pain
When you arrive at the Orthohealing Center for treatment, our first step will be to determine exactly what’s causing your hip pain. Although hip pain is often complex—frequently involving the lower back and surrounding tendons and joints—we aim to get the precise diagnosis. In this way, we save you time and relieve your pain as quickly as possible.
To begin, we’ll ask you questions about your symptoms, including activities that improve or worsen the discomfort and how long you’ve been experiencing your hip pain. From there, we’ll perform an extensive hands-on physical examination, during which we will test your range of motion and look for areas that are painful or swollen. Depending on our findings, we may also order additional imaging tests, such as an x-ray, MRI or ultrasound to check for joint space and cartilage thickness, or an ultrasound to visualize soft tissues, muscles, tendons and bursitis.
Premier treatment for your hip pain
Once we’ve determined the underlying cause of your hip pain, we will begin treating your condition or injury. Our treatment approach is what sets us apart from other doctors, because we try to avoid treatments that just mask the pain or surgical interventions unless they are truly necessary.
For hip pain in particular, we focus on biologic regenerative procedures. As such, we commonly recommend PRP and Bone Marrow Stem Cell therapy, among many others. Depending on the cause of your hip pain, we will compose a completely customized treatment plan that’s designed to relieve your symptoms, repair any injuries and slow the progression of your disease, so you can get – and stay – back on your feet.