Your hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball at the top of the thigh/femur fits inside a curve in the pelvis and creates a strong, stable joint that permits remarkable flexibility. Hips are a common cause of pain because we rely on them so heavily. They often help break our falls and are frequently fractured or damaged in the process. They also may simply wear out as the cartilage degenerates and bone begins to hit against bone as we move. Hips may become dislocated or muscular/tissue problems may create pain in and around the hip.
Common Conditions We Treat
Below is a partial listing of hip injuries cared for by our orthopedic team:
- General hip pain or arthritis
- Hip fractures
- Hip dislocation follow-up surgery
- Hip strain
- Snapping hip
- Hip pain related to strains and tears
- Degenerative hip
Hip Treatment Options
Our orthopedic program is comprehensive and offers the latest technology and techniques. If you and your physician decide that surgery is the best option, you will have access to state-of-the-art surgical suites through Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
First Aid Tips
For strains: RICE – Rest. (Avoid putting weight on the hip. You may need to use crutches) Ice to help decrease swelling. Compression. Compression shorts or a wrap bandage. Elevation.
For questions, more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact NGPG Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.