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Hip problems can be categorized as one of three things and we diagnose and treat all of them:

Common causes for pain in the actual ball-socket joint of the hip are:

  1. Arthritis such as osteoarthritis – We treat osteoarthritis, which is no longer thought of as simple “wear and tear.”

  2. Labral tears and other impingement problems – Sometimes the fit between the ball and socket is imperfect or the ball (femoral head) does not move right within its socket (acetabulum).  This can be treated with physical therapy and/or surgery, and if surgery is to be avoided we can discuss regenerative medicine, which we provide

  3. Inflammation, effusion fluid, and synovitis – The key to these symptoms is that they are in fact symptoms, not the diagnosis.  The challenge is for us to figure out the underlying cause so we can treat correctly.

For any of these conditions, making the right diagnosis is key.  X-ray is usually necessary, and we will let you know if you may need an ultrasound (done in office as another diagnostic tool).

Many, many structures cross the hip or are nearby.   There are numerous tendons, nerves and other structures that can cause pain.  At Integrative Sports Medicine we have the added help of in-office diagnostic ultrasound as well as the clinical experience to figure out what structure to treat.  Depending on the diagnosis, many treatment options are available. We are here for you to get all this clarified in the clinic and then treated so you can get on with life.

Disc pain radiates to the buttocks, one of the places where hip pain can also be felt.  Numerous nerves traversing the hip and pelvis can produce signals from nearby structures that seem like hip pain but are really a different structure sending pain to the hip.  This diagnosis may take time, but we are dedicated to your care throughout the process of making a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan.

Example of a Hip X-Ray

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