Hip Pain and Movement Conditions
Hip pain is a very common concern, especially with increased aging. Common hip joint ailments treated include bursitis, labral tears, osteoarthritis and tendonitis. Our staff are compassionate board-certified orthopedic doctor who offers effective pain relief solutions and surgical treatment of hip pain and movement conditions at our Broward County, Florida medical center. Call 954-532-6411 or request an appointment online by filling out the form to the right and look forward to resuming the enjoyment of life's pleasures. There are a variety of hip injuries and conditions which can lead to pain and loss of function.
Bursa are located throughout the body – mostly where muscles and tendons glide over bones – to help decrease friction between surfaces as they move in different directions.
When bursa become inflamed and loses the ability to glide, it is called bursitis. Bursa becomes irritated, rough, and swollen, causing increased friction within an already confined space.
Bursitis may be caused by traumatic injury, repetitive movement, excessive or prolonged pressure, or inflammatory illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of bursitis include:
- Pain with movement of the arm or on the outside of the shoulder or upper arm
Patients with bursitis almost always respond to non-surgical treatment, which may include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Cortisone injections
- Ice application
- Physical therapy
A labral tear is a tear in the hip joint cartilage. The cartilage is a ring of soft tissue holds the hip joint together. This cartilage follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint and is called a labrum.
People born with structural abnormalities or those with osteoarthritis are susceptible to a labral tear. It may also be caused by trauma to the hip joint or repetitive motions in sports. People who play ice hockey, soccer, football, golf, and ballet are at higher risk of developing a hip labral tear.
Symptoms of a labral tear include hip pain and/or a “catching” sensation in the hip joint.
After examining and diagnosing a labral tear, Dr. Lazar might recommend medication to relieve the pain, physical therapy, and/or arthroscopic surgery.
Osteoarthritis (OA) sometimes called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. Arthritic joints occur when there is a loss or damage to cartilage. This loss of shock absorption causes inflammation and pain.
While osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your knees, hands, hips, feet, and spine. OA commonly occurs after the age of 40 and gradually worsens over time.
While no cure exists, treatments are available that can relieve pain and help you remain active. Taking steps to actively manage your osteoarthritis may help you gain control over your symptoms.
Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:
- Pain, tenderness, or stiffness in your joint
- Loss of flexibility in your joint
- Bone spurs, which are extra bits of bone that feel like hard lumps and may form around the affected joint
Most tendon injuries and torn tendons are confirmed with an MRI. Depending on the severity of the tear, arthroscopic surgery is sometimes necessary. If the tear is mild, you might be a candidate for a new procedure called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is a new treatment option for various orthopedic injuries and conditions, which have traditionally required surgery or other extensive treatments. Using the patient’s own blood, specially prepared platelets are concentrated and then re-injected into the affected area. The platelets, in turn, release substances known as growth factors that lead to improved natural tissue healing.