The hips are large ball-and-socket joints that endure a significant amount of wear and tear, not only during sports and other intense physical pursuits but also during daily activities such as standing and walking. As such, hip pain can develop due to a traumatic injury or the simple passage of time. If you have chronic hip pain that is interfering with your active lifestyle, it might be time to consult with an orthopedic hip specialist.
The renowned team at Premier Bone & Joint Centers includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hip replacement and its non-surgical alternatives, including physical therapy and medication. You can meet with a hip specialist at our satellite clinic in Riverton, Wyoming, where he or she will evaluate your condition and suggest an appropriate treatment plan to address your pain.
What Causes Hip Pain?
Persistent hip pain can stem from several different sources. In many cases, it is a consequence of years of active use. In others, it is a complication of a chronic medical condition. And sometimes, it is a result of an injury, sports-related or otherwise. The hip specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers treat many conditions and injuries that cause hip pain, including:
- Labral tears
When to See a Hip Specialist
You can benefit from seeing an orthopedic hip specialist if:
- Your hip pain makes it difficult for you to move around or complete simple tasks.
- Your hip pain flares when you sit or lie down for an extended time.
- An X-ray or other imaging study has revealed hip joint damage.
- You have been diagnosed with a condition such as arthritis that is affecting your hip joint.
The hip specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers take a conservative approach to hip pain treatment, generally reserving surgery as a last resort. Most of our patients who ultimately decide to proceed with a total hip replacement have severe hip joint damage due to osteoarthritis.
Contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers to request an appointment with a hip specialist in Riverton, WY.