When it is working properly, it allows you a wide range of movements. It is also the joint that we use the most, absorbing the stresses and strains of daily life, The hip is very durable, however, like any other joint it can become damaged. You might experience hip pain for a wide variety of reasons, although it is much more common in older people whose joints have been working for longer.
Hip pain will generally fall under three distinct categories: overuse, injury or arthritis. The pain can be felt while exercising or during the night when lying on your side.
At our hospitals, we are proud to facilitate hundreds of hip specialists who can help improve your mobility and reduce your hip pain through a variety of treatment options. This might be through surgery or more non-invasive methods, such as pain management and physiotherapy.
The bursa in your hip might have become inflamed, which can cause swelling and severe pain. The pain from a hip bursitis is often treated through a course of physiotherapy.
When your tendons and muscles are overworked, they can become stiff and won’t work as well. You may also experience some pain. Hip tendonitis is often treated through physiotherapy.
This is a condition in which the bone of the hip joint socket abnormally rubs against the ball of the thigh bone. This condition is treated through femoroacetabular impingement surgery.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and one of the most common causes of hip pain and stiffness .You might have developed osteoarthritis in the hip, which can significantly decrease the function of the joint. This is commonly treated through physiotherapy.
Our specialist hip units, spread across our hospitals, feature advanced diagnostic equipment that helps us provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of your hip pain.
Whether your hip pain is caused by arthritis or a traumatic injury, such as a dislocated hip or a fractured hip, our team will strive to ensure you experience increased mobility and pain relief through effective treatment.
Total hip replacement surgery is a common procedure for hip pain caused by degenerative conditions, such as arthritis. If you’re suffering from chronic hip pain from a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, a hip replacement surgery may be the solution. During the procedure, the damaged or deteriorated hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.
Hip arthroscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, is often carried out to diagnose and treat hip pain. The procedure allows the surgeon to see inside the hip using a small camera, called an arthroscope. This is inserted through small cuts in the skin. It’s often used to diagnose and treat a range of problems that are causing hip pain.
A hip injection can used to reduce pain. It can either be a local anaesthesia or a combination of anaesthesia and steroids. It works by reducing inflammation and offering pain relief.
Hip resurfacing is an alternative treatment for a hip replacement. During the procedure, the surgeon trims and caps the top of the thigh bone with a smooth metal covering. Next, the damaged part of the hip socket is removed and replaced with a metal shell. Because less bone is removed during the procedure, the chance of a hip dislocation at a later date is much reduced.
To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced orthopaedic Consultants. This is a simple and fast process. You can also book your consultation by calling 441413005009.
To familiarise yourself with the many treatment options for hip pain that we offer, you can read our informative, in-depth treatment pages. This could help you to decide which treatment option might suit you best.
At your consultation, you will likely receive important diagnostic testing and discuss the right treatment option for you with your Consultant.