Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Hip pain may cause difficulty dressing, standing, bending, walking, and going up or down steps. The pain may keep you awake at night. 
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The hip is made up of the hip bone (greater trochanter) and the surrounding structures, such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An injury, a fracture, a tumor, or a disease that affects the hip joint, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis can cause hip pain.

Hip pain also may be caused by tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon around the joint capsule) or bursitis (inflammation of the thin, fluid-filled sac that protects the joint). Problems in the sacroiliac joints or low back can cause pain in the hip area.

A physician diagnoses hip pain by taking a medical history, performing a physical examination and possibly by taking a radiograph (x-ray) of the joint. Your doctor may order blood tests to determine whether your hip pain is caused by any diseases that may cause similar symptoms. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a bone scan may be performed if the doctor needs a clearer picture of the bones and surrounding structures.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for hip pain. The care team at our Orthopedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients with hip pain.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Medical Management

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