Hip Diseases Specialist

Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC

Orthopedic Surgery Practice located in Saint Clair Shores, Shelby Township & Romeo, MI

Your hips are one of the most stable joints of your body that allow for a wide range of motion and support. But because of constant use, your hips are vulnerable to injury and chronic diseases like arthritis. Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, Michigan, offers diagnostics and customized treatments for any hip disease or injury you may have. To learn more about the various treatments offered at both clinic locations, call or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation today.

Hip Diseases Q & A

What are hip diseases?

Hip diseases refer to any disorder that affects the hip joint, the ligaments that keep it together, the cartilage that protects your bones, and the lubricating fluid that helps prevent friction when you move. 

Hip diseases happen because of developmental issues, injuries, chronic conditions, or infections. 

Some common diseases that affect the hip are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Gout
  • Developmental dysplasia
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Snapping hip

Many of these diseases get worse over time, so if you’re noticing symptoms, visit Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC to get diagnosed and start treatment right away.

What are the symptoms of hip diseases?

The symptoms of your hip disease depend on the underlying cause of your hip discomfort. Common symptoms of these disorders are:

  • Hip pain
  • Limping
  • Reduced mobility
  • Reflective pain
  • Stiff muscles

If you’re experiencing severe hip pain along with swelling after an injury, call the office right away as you may have a fracture and an untreated fracture can cause serious complications.

What is the treatment for hip disease?

Depending on your symptoms, your doctor at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC performs a physical exam and may also run additional imaging tests like X-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, and bone scans. 

These allow your doctor to see your hip in detail and detect any breaks or deformities. Your doctor might also run lab tests to assess your blood or joint fluid, which show any abnormalities that may confirm a diagnosis.

Based on your results and diagnosis, your doctor works to create an individualized treatment plan to address your condition. Common treatment options include:

Special exercises

Targeted exercises help maintain mobility while also strengthening your hips. Stretching out your hip muscles can also help with pain relief.

Medication

If your condition isn’t responding to physical therapy alone, you may be prescribed medication to relieve pain or inflammation, slow down bone deterioration, or prevent joint damage. 

Regenerative medicine

If your condition is severe, your doctor may suggest stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy which use stem cells extracted from your body or platelets taken from your blood matter to replace damaged cells and speed up your own body’s recovery process.

Surgery

If your condition is too advanced that you can’t do physical therapy and medication isn’t helping, your doctor may recommend hip surgery to remove the damaged parts of your hip and replace them with a prosthetic device.

If you’re having discomfort in your hip or have noticed a restricted range of movement lately, you may be at risk of hip disease. To get diagnosed and receive treatment, call Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.