Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgeons located in McKinney, TX, Prosper, TX & Sherman, TX
As you get older, you can develop degenerative conditions that break down the structure of your hip joint, leading the chronic pain and loss of mobility. The experienced team of physicians at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, with offices in McKinney, Prosper, and Sherman, Texas, offers several non-surgical and surgical options, including hip replacements, to relieve hip pain and restore function. Learn more about the options available by calling the office or booking a consultation online. You can also visit the McKinney and Prosper offices as a walk-in.
Hip Pain Q & A
What causes hip pain?
In addition to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, your hips are susceptible to injury from direct trauma common in sports, falls, and auto accidents.
Some of the most common injuries that cause chronic hip pain include:
- Joint inflammation
You can also develop pain that radiates into the hip from other areas of the body where there’s pressure on the nerves.
How is hip pain diagnosed?
When hip pain doesn’t get better with rest and over-the-counter pain relievers, the experienced physicians at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
During your visit, your provider discusses your symptoms and performs a physical exam of your hips to identify areas of tenderness and swelling. They’ll also ask you to perform certain movements to test your range of motion and flexibility.
To confirm a diagnosis or rule out underlying medical conditions, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provider can order imaging tests like an MRI or X-rays.
What treatments are available for hip pain?
For hip pain that doesn’t resolve with rest, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist can recommend prescription anti-inflammatories and pain relievers to keep you comfortable. Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles surrounding your hip to increase your range of motion and ease your pain.
When you have frequent hip dislocations or a fracture, you’ll probably need surgery to repair the joint and restore your mobility. The surgeons at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offer on-site arthroscopy services to diagnose and repair damage to the hip joint and surrounding tissue.
Arthroscopy uses a slender instrument with an attached camera which sends real-time images of your knee structure to an external monitor. Your surgeon watches the monitor to perform surgical repairs without causing unnecessary trauma to your knee.
You might also need surgery to address degenerative conditions that make the hip joint unstable. Minimally invasive and robotic surgeries are available for hip replacements. These types of procedures require only small incisions, which help you heal faster and reduce your risk of infections and other complications.
To find out if you’re a candidate for hip surgery to address chronic pain, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online. You can also get a diagnosis as a walk-in patient at the McKinney and Prosper offices.