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Hip Pain Specialist

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS -  - Orthopedics

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CONSULTANTS

Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, & Podiatry located in Merrillville, IN

Between traumatic accidents, athletic injuries, congenital hip disorders, and arthritis, hip pain affects people of all ages. The board-certified physicians at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants relieve your pain with customized care that ranges from conservative therapies to advanced minimally invasive surgery. Seeking early treatment for hip pain can help you prevent or delay progressive disease. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Merrillville, Indiana, or book a consultation online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Your hips bear the weight of your upper body while also supporting your body's posture and balance as you walk and run. As a result, the hip joint endures considerable stress that makes it vulnerable to sports injuries, damage from repetitive movements, and age-related degeneration.

Painful hip conditions frequently treated by Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants include:

  • Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Hip impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Synovitis
  • Labral tears
  • Infections
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Congenital deformities

Though not common, a condition called avascular necrosis causes hip pain when the blood supply diminishes, and the bone dies.

What symptoms accompany hip pain?

Most people with hip pain also have symptoms such as:

  • Swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limited movement
  • Inability to use the joint
  • Grinding or clicking

Your pain may get worse when you walk or lie down on the affected side.

How is hip pain treated?

A hip fracture, ligament tear, or other traumatic injuries may need immediate surgery. However, the treatment for most hip conditions begins with conservative therapies.

You may need to change your activities, take anti-inflammatory medications, use a cane or walker, or start physical therapy. In addition, your provider may recommend joint injections to relieve pain and promote healing. Depending on the cause of your hip pain, your injection might include steroids, hyaluronic acid, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

If your pain doesn't improve, your provider talks with you about surgical procedures, including:

Hip preservation

By identifying hip disease at an early stage, Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants can take steps to keep your hip healthy and delay or prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. During this type of surgery, they may remove damaged tissues, repair cartilage, reconstruct ligaments, and reshape the joint, to name a few common techniques.

Arthroscopic surgery

You may need minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair problems like a labral tear, bursitis, and hip laxity or instability.

Hip replacement surgery

Once arthritis reaches an advanced stage, your only treatment option is likely hip replacement surgery. The team at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants uses the most advanced and least invasive hip replacement procedures, including anterior hip replacement. 

The anterior approach allows your provider to make small incisions and avoid cutting muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. As a result, you can recover faster.

If you need relief from hip pain, call Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants or book an appointment online today.