Hip Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

Whether stationary or in motion, you need your hips to support your body weight. When your hip pain makes standing feel like torture, the team at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton can help. The full-service orthopedic practice can find and treat the source of your hip pain so you can get back to your active lifestyle. To schedule your hip pain evaluation, call the office in Dayton or Tipp City, Ohio, or book an appointment online today. Same-day appointments are available.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain refers to any discomfort that affects your hips. Your hips are large ball-and-socket joints that support your body weight and balance when sitting still and in motion. 

Hip pain is common and affects people of all ages. The pain may develop from a problem related to the joint itself or from the supportive tissues that surround the hip joint. 

What causes hip pain?

You may develop hip pain from an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Labrum tear

  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FIA) — growth of extra bone along hip joint

  • Bursitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Dislocation

  • Fracture

  • Loose bodies

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Avascular necrosis — lack of blood supply leading to bone death

  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis — child’s hip slips through the growth plate

Problems in your lower back may also cause hip pain. 

How is hip pain diagnosed?

When you visit Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton with concerns about hip pain, your provider conducts a thorough evaluation to find the underlying cause of your discomfort. 

During your evaluation, your doctor asks detailed questions about your pain, including location, type of discomfort you feel, and activities that worsen or improve the pain. They also review your medical history and examine your hips.

The hip pain specialists at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton may also run tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, CT scan, bone scan, nerve testing, lab work, or an MRI.

How is hip pain treated?

When it comes to managing hip pain, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at  Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton first take a conservative approach, attempting a variety of methods to reduce your pain and improve quality of life before recommending surgery.

Medical treatment for your hip pain may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Activity modification

  • Physical therapy

  • Platelet-rich plasma

  • Ultrasound-guided injection

If conservative methods fail to provide relief from your hip pain, the orthopedic surgeons may recommend surgery, which they perform at the on-site surgery center. 

The type of surgery you need depends on the cause of your pain, but may include arthroscopic surgery to treat a labrum tear or hip replacement for osteoarthritis. 

Call Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton or schedule your hip pain evaluation online today.