Care for Hip Pain at UPMC
Hip pain occurs in the area in and around where the hip joint connects to the pelvis. Pain in this area may be located on the back, front, inside, outside or all around the hip. Hip pain can present as dull or sharp, and worsen with time, or may come and go with certain activities.
At UPMC Orthopaedics, we know comprehensive care and treatment is essential in the recovery of our patients who have hip pain from osteoarthritis, hip bursitis or hip fractures. Our team of trained orthopaedic doctors and surgeons can help get you back on your feet, with less pain and discomfort.
Hip Pain Causes
There are many causes of hip pain, including problems with the hip joint itself or the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other structures in and around the hip joint.
If you have pain in your hip joint, it could be the result of one of these conditions:
- Osteoarthritis (wear and tear)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumatic arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Hip bursitis
- Hip pointer
- Hip fracture
- Pelvic fracture
- Pelvic pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis of the hip
In any case, do not attempt to self-diagnose and/or treat your condition at home. UPMC's orthopaedic doctors can help you find comfort and relief from hip pain in Williamsport, Wellsboro, Lock Haven, and Muncy, PA.
Hip Pain Symptoms
There are wide array of symptoms of hip pain, including:
- Clicking, snapping, catching or grating sensation in the hip
- Fever and fatigue
- Hip swelling or redness
- Pain and swelling in other joints, such as the knees, wrists and shoulders
- Pain in the groin, buttocks or thigh
- Pain that shoots down one side of the body from the buttock and down the leg
- Snapping sound in the hip
- Stiffness and difficulty moving the hip
If you have ongoing symptoms of hip pain and want relief, speak with a doctor at UPMC.
Diagnosing Hip Pain
When you visit a UPMC hospital near you, your orthopaedic doctor will assess your hip pain symptoms with a physical exam. This may include pressing on and around your hip joint to evaluate your mobility and range of motion.
Your doctor may need to order diagnostic tests to provide you with a correct diagnosis. These may include:
- Blood tests
- X-ray, CT scan or MRI
- Joint aspiration
If further care is needed, we may recommend resting and home care, medication, physical therapy and surgery to repair hip damage. Your doctor will create a customized treatment plan to fit your personal needs and preferences.
At UPMC Orthopaedics, skilled specialists and surgeons offer complete diagnosis and treatment of hip pain in Wellsboro, Lock Haven, and Williamsport, PA