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Hip Pain

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain is a common complaint that can stem from a host of possible causes. The specialists at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans are skilled at identifying and treating many orthopaedic conditions associated with hip pain, such as:

  • Arthritis of the hip
  • Hip bursitis, or joint inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fractures
  • Strains and sprains in the hip
  • Hip labral tears
  • Hip tendonitis
  • Avascular necrosis, or death of bone tissue due to lack of blood flow

When should I see an orthopaedic surgeon for hip pain?

You should see one of the OANO skilled physicians if you experience any of the following symptoms along with hip pain:

  • Visible deformity in your joint
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected leg
  • Increasingly severe pain
  • Inability to move your hip
  • Sudden swelling
  • Signs of infection, such as fever, redness, or chills

How is hip pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your physician at OANO performs a physical exam and carefully inspects your affected joint, testing the joint’s strength and range of motion by applying gentle pressure or asking you to move your leg in different directions.

The team is available to conduct imaging tests to confirm a preliminary diagnosis through on-site X-ray or MRI scans.

Most hip issues resolve with basic treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, rest, and injections. But if your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with initial treatment, your physician may recommend surgery to relieve hip pain.

The team at OANO is skilled in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as anterior approach hip replacement.

If you’re suffering from hip pain and want the highest quality treatment, call Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans at (504) 899-6391.