Total Joint Specialists
Hip and Knee Replacement in the Greater Atlanta Area
Hip pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced among the 20% of Americans with chronic pain. At Total Joint Specialists in Midtown Atlanta, Alpharetta, Braselton, Canton, Cumming, Gainesville, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, and Woodstock, Georgia, the expert orthopedic surgeons offer the most advanced options for joint surgery available today. The surgeons have one of the highest combined experiences in the state of Georgia, making them the ideal team to rely upon for chronic hip pain solutions. Call the office or click on the appointment scheduler.
Hip Pain Q&A
What causes hip pain?
There are many possible causes of hip pain. The doctors at the Total Joint Specialists commonly treat hip pain related to:
- Post-traumatic arthritis
There are also many other reasons for hip pain, ranging from very minor issues to severe ones. Overall, hip arthritis — particularly osteoarthritis — is by far the most common reason for hip pain.
When should I seek help for hip pain?
Hip pain can be intrusive and even debilitating. If you’re living with chronic or recurrent hip pain, there are a few signs that it’s time to see an orthopedic surgery specialist, especially if:
- You have to skip your regular activities
- It’s hard to sleep comfortably
- You can’t walk comfortably
- You can’t perform routine self-care tasks
These are all treatable issues. It is recommended to seek help when your activities of daily living have been affected. There are some simple earlier interventions that can occur to help you return to your favorite activities.
How is hip pain treated?
The specialists at Total Joint Specialists treat hip pain on a case-by-case basis. The specialists carefully assess your symptoms and determine the underlying cause using state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging systems. They use that information to recommend solutions for the fastest hip pain relief.
Initial treatment aim toward conservative measures, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, and occasionally a steroid injection. Steroid injections in the hip joint, unfortunately, are not a long-term solution.
If conservative measures no longer provide enough hip pain relief, hip joint replacement could be the best possible way to stop the pain and return your function to normal. Hip joint replacement involves removing worn-out joint surfaces and placing strong custom-fitted prosthetic parts in their place.
The Total Joint Specialists use the most advanced surgical techniques to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tissue and bone whenever possible. Computer templating, robotic surgical systems, and intra-operative X-rays are used in combination to achieve the optimal fit and anatomically accurate hip replacement.
With a combination of minimally invasive techniques, advanced surgical protocols, and customized multimodal pain management post-surgery, you will experience less discomfort during recovery and a faster recovery overall.
Learn more about how the Total Joint Specialists can treat your hip pain by calling the office nearest you or clicking the request appointment tool now.