If you’re seeking help for a hip-related issue, it’s important to find the right orthopedic hip specialist. A qualified and experienced healthcare provider should offer their patients comprehensive evaluations, together with treatments tailored to each individual’s medical condition.

Our hip doctors at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in providing evaluation and treatment for hip injuries and conditions. Book your appointment with one of our hip specialists today. You can call or request an appointment online. Our offices can be found in Granville and Coshocton, Ohio.

How a Hip Specialist Can Help

Hip specialists understand how to treat the full range of hip conditions and injuries. Hip preservation is always the goal of treatment.

Some hip conditions are more common than others. For instance, hip specialists often work with senior patients. That’s because seniors tend to have weaker bones than people who are younger. They also tend to have more problems with balance. Because of these things, seniors are more apt to break or fracture their hips if they fall.

On the other hand, hip specialists also see younger patients with hip pain. These problems tend to be different than those that older patients face and often happen when a person is participating in a high-impact activity, such as high-intensity aerobics or sports. Younger patients may experience overuse injuries, such as hip impingement inflammation of the bursa (bursitis), iliotibial band syndrome, or gluteal tendonitis.

Hip specialists also recognize that the impact of hip problems can take a toll on a patient, and sometimes, those patients are unable to walk or are fearful they will fall because their hip feels unstable. Hip specialists can help patients dealing with these challenging issues and others in order to restore them to better health and a better quality of life. 

Oftentimes, hip injuries can be treated with conservative methods, such as injections. However, there are some instances where non-surgical methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is necessary, like a hip replacement.

When Should You See a Hip Doctor?

Being aware of certain symptoms is vital because if a hip issue can be diagnosed and treated early on, it could help to avoid further hip damage and pain in the future. Sharing this information with your doctor allows them to provide you with the best hip care.

If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, you may have damaged your hip joint or the surrounding tissues:

  • Decreased mobility
  • The hip joint locks up
  • Increasingly reduced range of motion
  • Inflammation in the hip joint
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain near the outer side of the hip, thigh, or buttock
  • Pain that travels down to the knee
  • Pain that worsens at night
  • Snapping sounds in the hip joint
  • Weakness and issues with balance

What Hip Conditions We Treat

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we treat a variety of hip conditions. Our doctors are experts at treating the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Compressed nerves
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Hip impingement
  • Labrum tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis

What Treatments Our Hip Specialists Offer

Our hip specialists offer several treatment options they can use to create a personalized treatment plan. In many cases, our doctors will use non-surgical treatments. However, surgical treatments are also an option, if necessary, which could include joint replacements. Additionally, the treatments we offer include the following:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy will usually play a part in your hip treatment. Physical therapy can address pain by correcting imbalances and weaknesses. Your provider will also likely recommend physical therapy to aid recovery from hip surgery, including hip resurfacing and hip arthroplasty.

Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)

The hip surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage of the hip due to arthritis and replaces them with metal and plastic components. Hip replacement surgery can dramatically improve hip pain and quality of life.

Revision Hip Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement)

Revision joint arthroplasty (or joint replacement) may be needed to correct an issue or complication from a previous joint replacement procedure. One of the most common reasons it is required is to address osteoarthritis in another area of the joint.



Schedule a Consultation with our Hip Specialist

Finding a doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your hip pain is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your care. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Edward L. Westerheide, M.D., Brad L. Bernacki, M.D., and Alex Tancevski, M.D., are specialty-trained in diagnosing and treating a variety of hip injuries and conditions.

Our doctors always strive to find a conservative treatment for you first before recommending surgery. However, if surgery is the best option, our surgeons have extensive experience in performing many different types of hip surgeries, such as hip replacement and hip revision surgery. We are dedicated to providing compassionate, expert orthopedic care to help get you moving and keep you active. 

Taking a team approach, we work closely with our specialty-trained therapy team. Our physical therapists provide expert rehabilitation services and will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs in order to restore function and get you back to the life you love.

To schedule an appointment with one of our hip surgeons at our office in Granville or Coshocton, OH, please request an appointment online or call (740) 788-9220.

Our hip specialists also understand that some injuries occur when least expected, which is why we are also proud to offer our Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat patients who are suffering from acute orthopedic injuries and conditions. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.

Medically reviewed by Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.