Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics

Hip Treatments

Hip Treatments

Your hips, shoulders, and spine form the largest framework of support for your body. You are able to walk, stand, stoop, climb, and twist thanks to these amazing ball and socket joints. That means when a hip joint is injured or starts to wear out due to age and use, you can quickly become immobilized.

Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by many ailments, but three are the most common.

Arthritis can cause grating, grinding, and clicking in the hip joint as well as deep aching pain, as protective cartilage wears away and bones begin to rub together.

Bursitis can cause sharp pain and locking of the hip joint, due to inflammation of fluid filled sacs protecting components of the joints from making contact.

Hip labral tears
cause significant pain and can be disabling due to the protective cushion in the joint breaking down and your thigh bone becoming loose in the socket.

Treatments for Hip Injuries

There are minimally invasive routes that can be used to treat hip pain due to an acute injury or chronic issue. In some cases, physical therapy, steroid injections, or platelet-rich plasma therapy can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing.

If these don’t work, arthroscopy may be used to help “clean out” the joint. For arthritis sufferers, arthroscopy may be able to remove tiny sharp edges of bone, known as bone spurs, that are causing pain. Arthroscopy can also be used to do minor tendon or ligament repair inside the hip joint.

If your hip has deteriorated to the point that none of the above treatments will help, Dr. Strasburger can perform a complete hip replacement. This replaces the joint and can typically both make pain stop, and restore your range of motion. Hip replacement is a major surgery, and requires an extended recovery time, but you’ll have a clear treatment plan to aid you during recovery.

If you or a loved one are suffering from hip pain or have been injured, contact Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics for a consultation today at 402.466.0100 or fill out the form above.

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    Hip Issues Aren't Restricted to the Aged

    While you may often hear about older people breaking a hip, anyone at any age can suffer an injury to their hip requiring treatment. Younger people are less likely to get a fractured hip (unless they are in a serious car accident or fall from a great height) but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need attention if you experience hip pain.