Hip Pain Treatment at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ
A comprehensive range of hip pain treatment options is available at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, where our experienced hip specialists focus on assessing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of hip injuries and conditions.
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the head of the upper thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis. Within the socket, a cartilage cushion helps to prevent friction as the hip bones move against each other. While the hip joint is very strong, it is not indestructible. With age and repetitive use, its protective cartilage can begin to wear away or sustain damage, and the surrounding muscles and tendons that provide support to the joint can become weakened.
Hip pain can result from many issues ranging from a degenerative condition that has developed gradually over time, such as osteoarthritis or bursitis, to a sudden traumatic injury, such as a labral tear, bone fracture, or joint dislocation. Even if the pain seems tolerable, it’s important to have it checked out. Left untreated, degenerative conditions can slowly lead to impaired mobility or produce severe hip pain that requires surgical treatment.
It is appropriate to seek treatment from a hip specialist at New Jersey Joints in Freehold for any of the following types of pain:
- An inability to walk or stand without severe discomfort
- An inability to bend or rotate a hip without pain
- Pain at the front of a hip, along the outside of a hip, in the groin area, or over the buttocks
- Pain and swelling in an upper leg
- Hip joint inflammation
- Muscle spasms in a hip
- Soreness or throbbing sensations while at rest
Additionally, if any of the above symptoms are accompanied by fever, or the skin on the affected hip is warm or red, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. These are possible signs of infection, which may require antibiotic treatment.
At New Jersey Joints, we know that hip pain can be uncomfortable, debilitating, and disruptive to your active lifestyle. Our hip specialists can provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis, which is crucial to developing the most effective treatment plan for you. We’ll customize your hip pain treatment to meet your specific needs and goals, and help you get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.
To consult with an orthopedic specialist about the hip pain treatment options available at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, contact us today.