Hip Pain

Coastal Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Port St. Lucie, FL & Stuart, FL

Whether you're dealing with nonspecific hip pain or symptoms like snapping, clicking, popping, or stiffness in your hip, the team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center can help. Located in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida, the team diagnoses and treats all causes of hip pain, so you can move comfortably again. Using top-of-the-line diagnostic tools and treatments, the team provides effective pain relief to improve your quality of life. Schedule a visit today by calling one of the offices.

Hip Pain

When should I see a doctor for hip pain?

Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center recommends that you come in for an exam of your hip if you experience symptoms for more than six weeks without relief or if your symptoms are getting worse. 

The team accepts referrals from primary care doctors and specialists in the area, so you can be seen as quickly as possible to begin the appropriate hip pain treatment for your condition.

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can develop from a variety of conditions that affect the anatomical structures within the hip or conditions that irritate the nerves and blood vessels that supply your hip with sensation and blood flow. Possible causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Labral tears
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Sciatica
  • Hip fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis

 

You may be at an increased risk of developing hip pain if you're overweight, sedentary, have a family history of some types of arthritis, or participate in sports that can irritate your hip joints.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

In order to determine the cause of your hip pain, your doctor begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam to understand the location of your pain, when your symptoms occur, and which movements or activities make your symptoms worse.

Your doctor can order X-rays or an MRI, if needed. If you've already tried a course of physical therapy without success, you likely need imaging to rule out more complex issues that could be causing your pain.

How do orthopaedic surgeons treat hip pain?

To treat your hip pain, your doctor evaluates your symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle to develop a treatment plan customized for your needs. 

In many cases, conservative measures like physical therapy, oral medications, and injections, such as platelet-rich plasma, can relieve symptoms.

For more complicated cases or severe pain, Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center offers joint replacement procedures and minimally invasive surgeries. 

These arthroscopic procedures involve muscle-sparing techniques to avoid cutting muscles and smaller incisions for faster healing and less risk of infection than open surgeries.

If your doctor recommends surgery, they outline what to expect before, during, and after your procedure to ensure the best results and the fastest recovery possible. The team offers in-house rehabilitative physical therapy to aid in your recovery, too.

To schedule a consultation and exam for your hip pain, call Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center now.