Pain in the hips and pelvis can be especially wearing, as finding a comfortable position is next to impossible. If hip pain is affecting your quality of life, board-certified sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon, Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD, offers expert diagnosis and effective treatments at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Bostick uses non-surgical therapies such as steroid and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to resolve hip pain. Find the right treatment for your hip pain by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
The most likely causes of hip pain are:
Osteoarthritis is a wear-and-tear condition in which the cartilage that cushions your hip slowly wears away. As a result, the bone ends rub together when you move the joint, and the synovium (a fluid-filled capsule surrounding the hip) becomes inflamed.
The ends of the bones may thicken due to friction, and you might develop bone spurs at the edges of the joint.
A hip fracture typically affects the top of your femur (thigh bone), where it angles toward your hip joint. Hip fractures are common among older people, especially those with osteoporosis, a condition where you lose bone density. Hip fractures are usually exceptionally painful.
The labrum is a cartilage ring around the hip socket and can tear, causing painful motion along with occasional popping symptoms.
Bursitis is a painful swelling of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) on the areas where muscles and tendons slide across the bones in your hip joint. Trochanteric bursitis (greater trochanteric pain syndrome or GTPS) affects the bursa by the head of your femur, causing them to become sore and swollen.
GTPS may be a symptom of conditions like iliotibial band syndrome, gluteal tendon infections, or uneven leg length, or it may develop for no identifiable reason.
AVN results from a loss of blood flow in your hip bone that can lead to bone death and severe loss of function.
The primary treatments at Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for most causes of hip pain include:
You can help prevent bursitis by performing strengthening exercises on your core and hips.
Dr. Bostick decides which approach is best for you after conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle, and current condition.
Severe injuries like fractures and conditions that aren't improving using conservative methods might require surgery. In hip fracture surgery, Dr. Bostick realigns the ends of the bones and may secure them with metal screws, pins, rods, or plates.
Other procedures Dr. Bostick performs include:
Find the best solution for your hip pain by calling Metairie Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or booking an appointment online today.
We specialize in rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy and replacement.
We treat a variety of common knee conditions including osteoarthritis, meniscal, and ACL tears.
Our team specializes in treating carpal tunnel, dislocations, fractures, ligament tears, loose bodies and sprains of the elbow.
We treat hip arthritis, fractures, loose bodies, labral tears and strains.
Hand & Wrist
We specialize in carpal tunnel, ligament tears and TFCC injuries.
Foot & Ankle
We also treat plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and tendon ruptures at Metairie Orthopedics.
Robotic Joint Replacements
Our team specializes in total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and hip replacement
We specialize in overexertion injuries, slipping and tripping, repetitive motion injuries and otor vehicle accidents
Our team can help those who require a medical expert's opinion in court cases.
Cutting Edge Treatments
We specialize in PRP injections, arthritis injections, meniscal tears, arthritis, bursitis, ACL and PCL tears