If you are experiencing hip pain, it’s important to consult with a physician who can determine the root cause. Residents of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding Florida cities can turn with confidence to the caring, qualified medical professionals at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. We offer patients state-of-the-art treatment options for a wide range of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, or active senior, we believe you should be able to enjoy an active life free of hip pain.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket structure that is cushioned by cartilage and designed to facilitate a wide range of fluid motion. Years of continual wear and tear can take a toll on the cartilage, muscles, tendons, and bones of this complex and hard-working joint, leading to discomfort. Other common sources of hip pain include:
- Tendonitis, or tendons that have become inflamed or irritated from over-exercise; while painful, this common condition will usually resolve on its own over the course of a few days
- Hip arthritis, which can lead to pain, stiff and tender joints, and difficulty walking
- Trochanteric bursitis, which can develop when a bursa (fluid-filled sac) at the hip joint becomes inflamed due to injury, overuse, posture problems, or an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis
- A hip fracture, which might be accompanied by sudden, severe hip pain and necessitates immediate medical attention to avoid possible complications, such as the formation of a blood clot in the leg
Depending on the cause of the hip pain, treatment can take a variety of forms. The Board-certified sports medicine doctor at Tampa Orthopaedic might initially suggest a nonsurgical approach, such as a regimen of physical therapy or cortisone injections. For severe or persistent hip pain that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment, our Board-certified surgeon might recommend arthroscopic hip surgery or joint replacement.
To learn more about treatment options for hip pain, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today. Our sports medicine center is conveniently located at 602 South Howard Avenue, where we see patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and all surrounding FL areas. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and we offer a convenient, onsite pharmacy.*
*Dispensing non-narcotic medications only.