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Hip Pain


Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Scoliosis Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Katy, TX servicing the greater Houston, TX area

Hip pain can slow you down and make it difficult for you to perform daily tasks, work functions, or even exercise. If you’re suffering from hip pain, you can receive comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions at OrthoHouston in Sugar Land, Texas, and Katy, Texas. We also welcome patients from Houston and surrounding areas. Book your hip pain evaluation with our doctors, directly through the website. You can also call the clinic directly to schedule.

Hip Pain Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain can stem from an issue in your joint specifically, or from damage or injury to surrounding components. If you have hip pain, it could be related to or caused by:

  • Arthritis, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis or osteoarthritis 
  • Pinched nerve, as with sciatica or sacroiliitis  
  • Inflammation (bursitis or synovitis)
  • Hip fracture or dislocation
  • Hip labral (cartilage) tear
  • Sprain or tendinitis
  • Hip dysplasia 
  • Muscle strain

You can even develop hip pain because of a bone infection, a condition known as osteomyelitis.

When should I see an orthopedist for hip pain?

Whether your hip pain is minor or severe, it’s important to get to the root of your pain and get started on treatment early on, so your underlying condition doesn’t worsen. Book a hip pain evaluation at the practice if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty lifting your leg
  • Shooting or electrical pains
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your hip
  • Pain on the inner or outer part of your hip
  • Pain along your inner thigh, groin, or buttocks 
  • Hip joint stiffness or decreased range of motion

The doctors perform a comprehensive hip exam and gather any essential on-site imaging, such as X-rays, to help them thoroughly diagnose you. Once he better understands the cause of your hip pain, they talk with you about your diagnosis and all possible treatment options. 

How is hip pain treated?

Treating hip pain often involves combining several types of conservative treatments, depending on your diagnosis. We could recommend:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroid medications or injections
  • Regular physical therapy sessions 
  • Rest and regular icing sessions
  • Targeted stretching exercises
  • Arthritis medications 

If you have a severe hip injury, such as a tendon or ligament tear, arthritic damage, or other severe issues, the doctors could recommend surgery. Our providers are pioneers in modern hip arthroscopy procedures.

We also perform traditional open hip surgeries when needed, so you can feel confident that you’re in entirely capable hands, no matter which type of hip surgery is right for you.

If you’re experiencing hip pain, schedule an evaluation at the practice right away. You can book your appointment either online or over the phone.