The hip is considered a “ball-and-socket” joint consisting of the “ball” of your thigh bone and the “socket” of your pelvis. In and around the joint there is also cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues. If any of these components is damaged, a hip condition or injury can occur.
Dignity Health treats hip conditions and injuries, including:
If you would like to learn more about treatment for a hip injury in Northern California, you can Find a Doctor at Dignity Health North State. Our orthopedic team will assess your injury and create a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs.
Hip Injury Symptoms
Your specific hip injury or condition will determine your signs and symptoms. The primary symptom of most hip problems is pain, which can be dull, achy, or sharp. The pain can radiate to the buttocks, knees, or thighs. For fractures and dislocations, the pain may be very severe and you may not be able to move or rotate your hip. Other symptoms of common hip injuries include:
- Decreased range of motion
- Joint stiffness
- Popping or locking of the joint
Causes of Hip Problems
The primary cause of hip injuries, including strains, dislocations, and fractures, is trauma. Trauma includes injury from a fall, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and a direct blow to the hip. Degenerative conditions of the joint surfaces, such as arthritis, are chronic conditions that develop over time. Some hip conditions, such as bursitis, are caused by overuse from repetitive motions. Osteoporosis can increase your risk of hip problems.
Hip Injury Treatments at Dignity Health North State
Your doctor at Dignity Health North State will develop a specialized treatment plan based on your condition, medical history, and risk factors. Nonsurgical treatments for hip conditions and injuries include anti-inflammatory medicines, rest, and modifying activities. Physical therapy can help restore flexibility, range of motion, and strength to your hip. Physical therapy can also help relieve pain and prevent hip problems in the future.
Surgery is usually required for hip fractures and some dislocations.
The orthopedic team at Dignity Health North State will help you every step of the way, so you can get back to living a pain-free life.
Dignity Health North State offers complete care for all types of hip conditions and treatments in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.