Responsible for bending, twisting, and walking, your hips and pelvis allow you to have full range of motion to perform normal daily activities. If you’re experiencing pain or stiffness in these areas, our experienced orthopaedic surgeons offer a broad array of options that may be able to help. At Towson Orthopaedic Associates, we lead with non-surgical and minimally invasive methods and recommend surgery only if more conservative modalities fail to achieve a satisfactory result. If you’re suffering from reduced functionality and discomfort due to a hip and/or pelvis condition, our physicians will develop a customized treatment plan designed for your needs. We’re here to help.
The moment you arrive for your first appointment your treatment can begin. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons.
Hip & Pelvis Conditions
Symptoms of hip arthritis include discomfort, aching, and stiffness in the groin, buttock, or thigh after sitting for long periods and pain when active. There are several different types of arthritis and the one affecting your joints will determine the treatment options we recommend. Injections, anti-inflammatory medications, braces, and other non-surgical treatments may be able to sufficiently relieve your concerns and improve your quality of life. If surgery is determined to be necessary, our minimally invasive techniques typically help you to heal faster than traditional open surgery.
Active individuals and athletes are more prone to thigh muscle injury, such as a strain or tear, which can occur after a forceful blow to the muscle or as a result of high-intensity activity (football, track and field, basketball, and other sports, for instance). The thigh includes three major muscles: the hamstring, adductor, and quadriceps. The quadriceps and hamstring muscles, which are located on the front and back, respectively, are at greater risk for injury as they both cross the hip and knee joints. Severe and sudden pain, a popping sound, and bruising are common symptoms of a tear. Our physicians can determine the severity of the injury and recommend treatment. In most cases, a thigh muscle injury will not require surgery.
Snapping Hip Syndrome
In many cases, a popping or snapping sound that occurs when you bend or flex the hip or pelvis will likely be benign, and stretches and strengthening exercises can help to protect your joints from potential damage that could occur over time. In the event the sound is followed by pain or discomfort, however, this effect may be the result of a more serious condition, such as Iliotibial Band Snap, Iliopsoas Tendon Snap, or a Hip Labral Tear. When you arrive for your initial consultation we will determine the cause of your symptoms and customize a treatment plan that can address the concern and your unique anatomical needs.
Hip Labral Tears
The labrum is a piece of cartilage located on the outside rim of your hip joint that helps to keep the top of your thighbone positioned securely in the hip socket. When this piece of tissue tears, typically as a result of a sports injury, you may or may not observe any symptoms. In some cases, however, you may notice a locking, clicking, or catching feeling during movement, or there may be pain or stiffness that limits your mobility. Conservative methods, such as rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications, can often provide sufficient healing and relief. If these minimally invasive options don’t help, we can perform minimally invasive surgery to help you return to normal activity.
For more information about hip and pelvis concerns and available treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled orthopaedic surgeons, please contact our office today.