Hip Pain Specialist

Crescent City Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA

Every day, your hips do the work of carrying you around. Each time you move, they rise to the challenge to keep you mobile. When hip pain strikes, even the most basic movement, such as walking across your den, can be nearly impossible. With a long list of innovative treatments for hip pain to assist patients in Metairie, Louisiana, the team at Crescent City Orthopedics has creative solutions for your nagging discomfort.

Hip Pain Q & A

Crescent City Orthopedics

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain occurs for one of three main reasons.

The first is because of injury to the hip joint, either due to trauma or from overuse. Athletes are particularly prone to hip injuries because of the way they rely on their hips to perform athletic activities.

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other degenerative conditions in the hip joint can also cause hip pain.

Finally, congenital conditions that affect the shape of the joint, such as hip dysplasia, can create pain.

How is hip pain diagnosed?

If you're suffering from hip pain, quickly getting a diagnosis and treatment for the pain is essential. The surgeons at Crescent City Orthopedics use a variety of methods to find the cause of your pain, including:

  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • X-ray

If these tests don't reveal the cause of the pain, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery to get images of the structures in the hip to determine the cause of pain and the best potential treatment.

What treatments work best for hip pain?

At Crescent City Orthopedics, patients are offered the least invasive treatments whenever possible to treat hip pain. Initial therapies may include:

  • Medication
  • Joint fluid supplements
  • Injections into the joint
  • Physical therapy

If these treatments don't resolve the hip pain or if the damage to the bone and joint is severe, your surgeon may advise surgery. Reconstructive surgery works with the existing bone to repair injury and restore movement. In severe cases, your surgeon may recommend total hip replacement. Though this is a more invasive option, the innovations available through Crescent City Orthopedics combined with its team of skilled surgeons lead to excellent results for patients who need a hip replacement.

Who needs a hip replacement?

The doctors at Crescent City Orthopedics strive to provide you with the least invasive treatment possible, but sometimes hip replacement surgery is necessary. You are a good candidate for a hip replacement when you:

  • Have poor bone strength
  • Have disabling hip pain from severe arthritis
  • Won't receive satisfactory results from less invasive surgery

If you feel that you might need a total hip replacement, schedule an appointment with Crescent City Orthopedics. With a thorough evaluation, your surgeon can guide you to the best treatment option that will give you back mobility and reduce your pain significantly.

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