The hip is a large ball-and-socket joint that has a wide range of motion and endures a significant amount of daily wear and tear. Hip pain can result from a traumatic injury or the simple passage of time. If the discomfort becomes chronic or debilitating, Premier Bone & Joint Centers in Rawlins, Wyoming, can help. Our team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hip replacement and its non-surgical alternatives, including physical therapy and medication. After we evaluate your condition, we will suggest an appropriate treatment plan.
What Causes Hip Pain?
Persistent hip pain can originate from several diverse sources. In many cases, it is a consequence of years of active use. In others, it is a complication of a disease or chronic condition. And sometimes, it may be a result of an injury, sports-related or otherwise. The orthopedic hip specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers treat many conditions and injuries that cause hip pain, including osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, strains, labral tears, and fractures.
When to See an Orthopedic Hip Specialist
You may benefit from seeing an orthopedic hip specialist if:
- Your hip pain is interfering with your daily life, making it difficult for you to move around or complete simple tasks.
- Your hip pain is preventing you from enjoying activities that require you to sit or lie down for an extended period.
- An X-ray or other imaging study of your hip bones has revealed damage.
- You were diagnosed with a degenerative condition such as osteoporosis that is affecting your hip joint.
The orthopedic hip specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers take a conservative approach to treatment, generally reserving surgery as a last resort. Most of our patients who decide to proceed with a total hip replacement have severe hip joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis, which causes severe pain or interferes with everyday living.
Contact us today to request an appointment with a hip specialist at our satellite clinic in Rawlins, WY.