You can feel hip pain in a wide array of places, such as the inside of the hip joint, outside the hip, near the groin, or in the thigh or buttock region. This depends on the cause of pain. Your orthopedic surgeon should be able to accurately diagnose the source of the pain with specific information. This will allow them to create an effective treatment plan.
Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan, provides orthopedic surgery to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Questions Asked by the Orthopedic Surgeon
How bad is the pain?
Your hip pain can feel sudden and sharp, or dull, achy, and constant. Few patients report a burning hip pain which becomes intense on being touched or pressed.
When did the pain begin?
Make sure you tell the hip pain specialist if the pelvic or hip pain started with a specific activity or an injury. This provides important and necessary clues.
What makes the pain worse?
Does the pain become worse when you put weight on the pelvic or hip joints? Do you feel pain on moving after long periods of rest or while performing strenuous physical activities?
What about any other symptoms?
Does the hip joint feel swollen or stiff in addition to being painful? Is there a decreased range of sensation or motion when you move?
How long does the pain last?
You probably don’t require medical attention if the pain can be treated with over-the-counter medication and ice or heat. However, if the pain persists for more than a week, you should speak with a doctor.
Hip Pain Causes
Hip pain is usually at the join where the pelvis and thigh meet. Pelvis pain may occur at the SI (sacroiliac) joint. This is where the spine and hip meet. These are a few common causes of hip pain:
Inflammation of the bursae can cause burning pain and soreness.
Some tendons in the hamstrings and hips can cause hip pain. Such patients often feel a dull and achy pelvic pain. Hamstring tendinitis can cause soreness in the buttocks.
Osteoarthritis occurs because of cartilage damage around the hip joints. If you notice redness, pain, swelling, and warmth in the hip joint, it may be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis.
Up to 95% hip injuries occur because of falling, as per the CDC. You may experience labral tears in the cartilage surrounding the hip joint. Strains of ligament and sprains may also add to the pain.
Visit an Orthopedic Surgeon
You should see a doctor if:
- The hip looks deformed
- You experience swelling and pain in the hip after a fall
- The hip joint is making a popping sound
- The pain is preventing you from putting any weight on the joint
The cause of your pelvic and hip pain doesn’t matter. You should speak with an experienced orthopedic surgeon for different types of treatment. This can provide you with hip and pain relief.
Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan receives patients from Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for orthopedic surgery.
Contact the Southern California Hip Institute
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
Century City / Los Angeles: 310.595.1030
Serving patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Century City, West Hollywood, North Hollywood Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale and other neighboring cities in the greater Los Angeles, California area.
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