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When you have hip pain, it can affect every part of your life and make daily activities hard to enjoy. As one of the largest joints in your body, your hip supports your movements and just about everything you do as you go about your day.
At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic doctors are committed to a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect. Our focus is on relieving hip pain and determining the best treatments for hip injuries and conditions.
Find a Doctor for expert care to diagnose and treat a hip injury in Central California. Our hip doctors can help you get back to doing the things you love.
If you have a hip condition or injury, the most common symptom is pain. You can feel discomfort in your knees, thighs, or buttocks. You also may have joint stiffness, a locking or popping of the joint, and limited movement.
To better understand and correctly diagnose your condition, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Common hip conditions and injuries include:
Most hip injuries are caused by a fall, accident, or sports injury. Overuse, repetitive motions, and aging joints can lead to certain hip conditions, such as bursitis. Other medical issues, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, can cause hip conditions as well.
To find out more about your joint health, take our online joint risk assessment.
After diagnosing your condition, your doctor may recommend rest, anti-inflammatory medicine, and adjusting your daily activities. Physical therapy can help ease pain and return strength, flexibility, and range of motion to your hip. Surgery is sometimes needed to heal a hip fracture or dislocations.
For hip joint pain relief and to learn more about hip conditions, talk to a Dignity Health Central California orthopedic expert.
Dignity Health orthopedic services provide care with humankindness for hip injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.