Hip pain is common among people of all ages. But it is especially so among older adults who are prone to developing osteoarthritis due to age-related degeneration, which can lead to weakened bones and damaged joints. Dancers, gymnasts, and other athletes who participate in activities that involve repetitive hip movements are also susceptible to hip injuries.
Although mild hip pain often responds well to a few days of rest, ice applications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a severe injury may require evaluation and treatment by a hip specialist. The experienced team at Premier Bone & Joint Centers in Thermopolis, Wyoming, includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hip arthroscopy and hip joint preservation. In general, we emphasize conservative treatment and view total hip replacement as a last resort.
We Treat Many Types of Hip Pain
The surgeons at Premier Bone & Joint Centers utilize advanced minimally invasive techniques to address many painful hip conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Greater trochanteric bursitis
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome
- Hip labral tears
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Hip fractures and dislocations
In addition to the latest innovations in hip arthroscopy, we offer conservative therapies for hip pain, including medications and physical therapy. Whenever possible, our goal is to relieve pain and enhance function while maintaining the natural anatomy of the hip joint.
If you would like to learn more, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today to request an appointment with a hip specialist at our satellite clinic in Thermopolis, WY.