Hip Pain Specialist

Western Orthopaedics, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Denver, CO

Your hips are some of the hardest working joints in your body as they propel you through life. So when pain strikes these joints, you’re left with serious quality of life issues. At Western Orthopaedics, P.C., joint specialists provide the latest care for hip pain, with an eye toward long-term pain relief and mobility. Don’t struggle with hip pain — call the location in Denver, Colorado or request an appointment online.

Hip Pain Q & A

What are the signs that’s something wrong in my hip?

While the answer to this question may seem obvious — hip pain — there are signs that provide valuable clues for your orthopaedist at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., such as the location of your hip pain, which can be:

  • In the front of your hip
  • On the outside of your hip
  • In your groin
  • Over your buttocks

Aside from the hip pain, you may also experience:

  • Swelling and discomfort in your thighs and knees
  • Inflammation in your joint
  • Hip muscle spasms
  • Limping
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Pain while you sleep
  • Fever, redness, and warmth around your hips

It’s important that you note these characteristics so that your joint specialist has a complete picture of the problem and can begin diagnosis.

What are the most common causes of hip pain?

There are many conditions that can lead to hip pain, including:

  • Dislocation or fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Labral tear
  • Femoroacetabular impingement

To determine the source of your hip pain, Western Orthopaedics, P.C., uses the latest diagnostic tools, including in-house X-rays.

How is hip pain treated?

There’s no single answer to this question as it depends upon the source of your pain. For example, if you’ve dislocated or fractured your hip, rest and medications, followed by physical therapy, is the typical course of action.

If, however, you’re dealing with a chronic or degenerative condition, such as arthritis, the goal at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., is to restore pain-free movement, which your provider accomplishes through:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy

Should these conservative measures prove ineffective, your hip specialist may recommend hip replacement surgery. Every year in the United States, doctors perform approximately 300,000 total hip replacements, making it a fairly common procedure. 

Western Orthopaedics, P.C., uses the latest tools, including arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive technique that speeds recovery and minimizes tissue damage. In fact, hip replacement surgery is often the best way to restore full function to this important joint, and new materials ensure that your new hip joint will go the distance.

If you’re struggling with hip pain, call Western Orthopaedics, P.C., or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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