As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained hip doctors at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to diagnose and treat hip injuries and conditions.
Whether sitting, standing, walking, or bending, the hips are a fundamental component of an individual's daily life. Connecting the thighbone to the trunk, the hip consists of a ball-and-socket joint that allows for a great range of motion in a variety of directions. Because of this, a patient's life can be significantly impacted when the hips are not functioning properly or are damaged. Most people associate hip pain with old age, but people of all ages and lifestyles are susceptible to a variety of different hip conditions and diseases. Older patients are at a higher risk for hip pain or injury due to the degeneration of their hip joint; however, younger individuals who perform high-impact exercises can also be susceptible to hip issues. Hip doctors are medical specialists who have a deep understanding of the hip joint and can offer a diagnosis and treatment options to help relieve or eliminate the pain.
When It's Time to Visit a Hip Doctor
Expressing whatever symptoms you are experiencing to your doctor can help them to provide you with the best hip care. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact a hip doctor near you for evaluation:
- Bruising and swelling
- Having to limp in order to take pressure off the hip and be able to walk
- Hip joint inflammation
- Hip pain that gets worse at night
- Inability to bend or move the hip
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the buttocks or groin
- Pain on the outside of the hip joint
- Radiating pain from the hip down to the thigh and knee
These symptoms could be an indication that you have a more serious medical injury or condition, such as:
- Avascular necrosis
- Degenerative joint disease
- Femoroacetabular Impingement
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip flexor injuries
- Labral tears
- Nerve or tissue damage
Many hip problems can be treated through conservative methods. However, there are some cases where surgery is the best option for providing patients full relief and restoring normal function. If hip surgery is deemed necessary, our surgeons have performed hundreds of complex hip surgeries and returned patients to their lives, functioning at their highest capacity. Our hip surgeons specialize in a variety of surgical procedures, which include:
- Anterior hip replacement
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip revision surgery
- Total hip replacement
Our doctors understand that pain in your hip can make everyday activities difficult. To schedule a consultation with one of our hip specialists, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.
We also offer our walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat hip injuries that require immediate attention. Available at our Portage location, our urgent care is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., with no appointment needed.
Keeping You in Motion at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute
The most important decision you will make regarding your care is finding an experienced doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your hip pain.
At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our specialty-trained and board-certified hip surgeons, Thomas H. Kay, M.D., David J. Musgrave, M.D., Eric K. Szczesniak, M.D., Michael E. Kralovec, M.D., Scott P. Fielder, M.D., and Thomas D. Magill, M.D., are skilled in treating a variety of hip injuries and conditions. Our hip doctors place a high value on excellent patient care and only use the most innovative techniques and state-of-the-art procedures. Our hip surgeons also work in conjunction with our physical therapy team to reach each patient's personal goals in recovery.
To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced hip surgeons, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.