You may feel hip pain in the joint itself, or you may feel pain in your groin, thighs, or buttocks. Hip pain is more common as you get older and is also more prevalent among people who:
The most common cause of chronic hip pain in women is arthritis — in particular, osteoarthritis. But hip pain can be caused by many factors, including:
Since the causes of hip pain are so varied, it’s important to see an orthopedic hip specialist as soon as possible, so they can properly diagnose the cause of your pain.
There are many hip injuries and disorders, and the doctors at Greater Austin Orthopaedics are highly skilled at diagnosing them. Some of the more common injuries include:
Your hip specialist at Greater Austin Orthopaedics may determine that your injury can be best treated without surgery. These injuries typically include muscle strains, bruises, stress fractures, bursitis, and mild to moderate arthritis.
Nonsurgical treatments of hip injuries and disorders might include:
Surgery is recommended for patients whose hip pain limits everyday activities, is chronic throughout the day and night, and is not relieved by anti-inflammatory drugs, therapy, or walking supports.
Hip replacement surgery helps restore joint function and mobility by replacing the damaged joint with artificial components. That helps relieve pain and immobility caused by arthritis, fractures, or other conditions when medication, physical therapy, and other nonsurgical treatments have failed.
If you’ve had an injury or have been experiencing pain, weakness, numbness, stiffness, or swelling in your hip, contact Greater Austin Orthopaedics today, or schedule an appointment online with an orthopedic hip specialist.