Our hip doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' hip injuries and conditions.
Whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, or bending, your hips are a fundamental component of your daily life. Connecting the thighbone to the trunk, the hip consists of a cup-and-ball-like joint that allows for a generous range of motion. Because it is the largest joint in the body, when your hip hurts, it can be exceptionally painful. People of all ages and lifestyles are susceptible to various types of hip injuries and conditions, such as a fracture from a fall or arthritis from the cartilage wearing down over time. You may also experience pain in a different part of your body, like the lower back, buttock, thigh, knee, or groin area, that is linked to an issue in your hip.
When It's Time to See a Hip Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a hip specialist to discuss the available treatment options:
- Muscle spasms
- Pain after a fall
- Pain in the buttocks
- Pain in the front of the hip
- Pain in the groin area
- Pain on the inside or outside of the hip
- Reduced range of motion
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with a specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of hip injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions affecting the hip that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our doctors and surgeons include:
- Cartilage damage
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip labral tear
Most hip injuries and conditions can be effectively treated through conservative techniques such as physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasounds, and injections. However, if conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and hip surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our hip surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common procedures performed by our surgeons include hip replacement (or hip arthroplasty), hip revision surgery, hip impingement surgery, hip arthroscopy, and labral repair.
Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic hip conditions. Our specialists strive to offer the highest level of care that helps patients to restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained surgeons, Ira K. Evans III, M.D., David J. Fehnel, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., Hugh M. O'Flynn, M.D., James D. O'Holleran, M.D., Jeffrey A. Polansky, M.D., Benjamin J. Schwartz, M.D., and Bojan B. Zoric, M.D., have all completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat the hip. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hip injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North hip doctors about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.