Hip pain in patients can be the result of an orthopaedic condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as a fracture or dislocation. In some cases and if not detected early, conditions such as hip bursitis and arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making surgery a credible option for relieving your pain.
When to See a Hip Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of pain, it may be time to seek medical treatment from an orthopaedic doctor.
- Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin, or over the buttock area
- Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
- Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
- Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
- Inability to bend or rotate the hip
- Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
- Fever, redness, and warmth—which are signs of infection
The most frequent causes of pain in the hip can be related to an orthopaedic condition that has emerged over time. Common hip conditions and injuries patients experience that are often seen by specialists include:
- Hip Fractures
- Flexor injury
- Labral tears
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, our hip specialists understand that pain in the hip can make everyday tasks difficult. To consult with a hip doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman-Hualapai Mountain to best accommodate your needs.
Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?
Our hip doctor and surgeon at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed additional training specifically in the hip. With this advanced training, Dr. Kevin O'Donnell and Dr. Amber Randall have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hip injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with a hip doctor for an evaluation at Flagstaff Bone & Joint and learn of your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.
Learn More About The Sports Medicine Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint
Our fellowship-trained sports medicine experts have extensive training in treating sports-related conditions using minimally invasive techniques and the most advanced surgical procedures to treat all areas of the musculoskeletal system, including treating hip problems.
Tips for Healthy Joints
As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.
Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.
Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.
The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.
Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or workbench.
Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.