The hips are responsible for bending, twisting, walking, and allowing us to have full range of motion. When you experience pain or stiffness in the hips, they can drastically affect your quality of life. With discomfort and pain within the hip joint, it is typical to also experience discomfort in your lower back, groin, or the middle of your thigh.

Our Hip specialists and therapists at New Mexico Orthopaedics can help you address your symptoms and create a treatment plan to minimize pain and long-term damage to your joints.

Hip pain is a common problem and yet treatment options vary and depend on an accurate diagnosis. Hip pain often masks underlying causes, which may include:

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation or swelling above the hip bone
  • Overuse of the tendons around the hip
  • Back or spine problems
  • Restricted blood flow to the hip
  • Thigh muscle injuries
  • Stress fracture from injury or osteoporosis
  • Snapping hip

Some signs that you may have a hip condition are:

  • Discomfort when walking
  • Injury or pain around your hip
  • Pain that occurs at night or while resting
  • Chronic hip pain
  • Inability to bend the hip
  • Swelling or signs of infection

Our specialists will perform a physical examination to diagnose and treat your hip pain. This typically includes X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic procedures. Together with the symptoms and causes identified, our providers will identify the root cause of your pain and develop the appropriate treatment for you. Your pain specialist will explain your options and work with you to create a customized plan to give you long-lasting relief. Standard treatment methods include:

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