Your hips are the largest ball-and-socket joints in your body. These hardworking joints are stressed not only through physical activities such as running, jumping, carrying heavy objects, and bending at the waist but also while your body is stationary. That’s because your hips form the foundation that holds your body in an upright position.
Why Does Your Hip Hurt?
While direct trauma can cause hip pain, it more often develops gradually over time due to repetitive use. For instance, it can result from many common conditions and injuries, such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, a muscle strain, a labral tear, or a fracture. For this reason and others, an accurate diagnosis is the key to finding effective relief.
If you have chronic hip pain, you can consult with a hip specialist at Premier Bone & Joint Centers in Gillette, Wyoming. It is especially important to take prompt action if your pain:
- Is making it difficult for you to move around or complete everyday tasks
- Worsens with physical activity
- Is preventing you from sitting comfortably for an extended period
- Is accompanied by swelling or stiffness
- Developed after a fall or other trauma
The board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Premier Bone & Joint Centers specialize in hip replacement as well as its nonsurgical alternatives, including physical therapy and medication. At our state-of-the-art orthopedic clinic, you can meet with an experienced hip specialist who will evaluate your condition and suggest an appropriate treatment plan to help you get moving once again.
Request Your Appointment Today
Contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today to schedule a consultation with a hip specialist at our satellite clinic in Gillette, WY.