Your hip is a large, weight-bearing joint and a common source of discomfort. Though hip pain isn’t always a serious health issue, if you have ongoing pain that affects your daily routine, orthopedic surgeon Ben Albert, MD, at Scottsdale Hip and Knee can help. Dr. Albert takes a personalized and conservative approach to care, focusing on medical treatments to ease your hip pain. To get help for your hip pain, call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule an appointment online today.
Hip pain is a common symptom that may include any type of discomfort you feel in or around your hip joint. This includes pain in the groin or thigh.
The location of your pain can help determine the underlying cause. For example, pain in the inner part of the hip or groin usually means the problem behind the pain is the hip joint itself. Outer hip pain may occur because of problems related to the soft tissue that supports the hip joint.
You can develop hip pain from many causes, and most aren’t serious health concerns. Common causes of hip pain include:
Arthritis means joint inflammation. Many types of arthritis can cause hip pain, including osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Hip fractures, dislocations, strains, and sprains are acute injuries that cause hip pain.
Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs that cushion the tissues in the hip joint. Bursitis is a common overuse injury.
You should see Dr. Albert at Scottsdale Hip and Knee for hip pain if your pain is severe or an ongoing problem. You also need to see Dr. Albert if your hip pain worsens over time.
Dr. Albert takes a personalized approach to care. He spends time talking to you and asking detailed questions about your pain, including its location, type, and when it started. He performs a physical exam and requests imaging scans to confirm or rule out a diagnosis that might explain the root cause of your hip pain.
Dr. Albert customizes your hip pain treatment plan based on the cause of your discomfort. He provides a detailed explanation of your diagnosis and treatment options.
Though a skilled surgeon, Dr. Albert tries nonoperative measures before recommending surgery, such as:
If nonoperative measures fail to ease your hip pain, Dr. Albert may talk to you about your surgical options, such as hip replacement surgery. Dr. Albert uses minimally invasive tools and techniques to reduce postoperative pain and recovery time.
Don’t let your hip pain keep you from doing the things you love. Call Scottsdale Hip and Knee or schedule a consultation online today.