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Hip pain can be a debilitating condition characterized by discomfort in the hip joint region. Dr. Gelber diagnoses the root cause of hip pain in Burbank and offers personalized solutions to help you reclaim optimal mobility. If you experience sharp or dull pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and difficulty walking, you may have underlying conditions that affect your hip joint.

Hip Tendonitis

Hip tendonitis is a common orthopedic condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of the tendons surrounding the hip joint. These tendons, including the iliotibial band, gluteal tendons, and hip flexor tendons, can become inflamed due to overuse, muscle imbalances, or repetitive motions. This can lead to hip pain and discomfort, making it hard to engage in regular activities.

Man happily stretching after resolving hip pain in Burbank.

Common Symptoms of Hip Tendonitis:

  • Hip pain or discomfort
  • Pain that worsens with movement
  • Stiffness in the hip joint
  • Tenderness around the hip
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty walking or climbing stairs
  • Swelling or inflammation in the hip area

Hip Impingement Syndrome

Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is characterized by abnormal contact between the hip’s ball-and-socket joint components. This results in friction and damage to the cartilage, leading to pain, limited range of motion, and potentially, osteoarthritis, causing extreme hip pain in Burbank. FAI arises due to structural abnormalities in the hip joint, such as excess bone growth or misshapen hip socket.

Common Symptoms of Hip Impingement Syndrome:

  • Hip pain, often in the groin area
  • Limited hip flexibility
  • Pain during or after physical activities
  • Difficulty sitting for prolonged periods
  • Stiffness in the hip joint
  • Aching sensation in the hip or thigh
  • Clicking or locking sensation in the hip joint

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition characterized by the gradual breakdown of the protective cartilage in the hip joint. As the cartilage deteriorates, bones may rub against each other, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Factors like age, genetics, and previous hip injuries can contribute to the development of hip osteoarthritis.

Man exercising happily after resolving hip pain in Burbank.

Common Symptoms of Hip Osteoarthritis:

  • Hip pain, often deep in the groin or buttocks
  • Stiffness in the hip joint, particularly after inactivity
  • Reduced range of motion in the hip
  • Discomfort that worsens with activity
  • Clicking or grating sensation in the hip
  • Swelling or tenderness around the joint
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected hip

For less common symptoms of hip osteoarthritis causing hip pain in Burbank, call our office today.

A woman happily doing exercise after resolving hip pain in Burbank.

Treatment Options For Hip Pain

If you’re suffering from hip pain, Dr. Gelber will perform a thorough evaluation to understand the root cause and recommend bespoke treatments for your condition. Your treatment may include regenerative medicine techniques (PRP and stem cell injections) to stimulate natural healing, cortisone injections to reduce inflammation, viscosupplementation, and integrative medicine approaches, such as physical therapy and lifestyle modifications. Arthroscopic surgery is only considered when conservative methods fail to yield the desired results.

Other Possible Causes of Hip Pain:

  • Hip fractures
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip labral tears
  • Infections in the hip joint
  • Nerve compression or irritation
  • Herniated discs in the lower back
  • Sciatica (pain radiating along the sciatic nerve)
  • Arthritis in nearby joints (e.g., sacroiliac joint)
  • Referred pain from the spine or pelvis
  • Gynecological or urological conditions (in women)
  • Hip dysplasia (abnormal hip joint development)
  • Overuse or muscle strains

Consult Dr. Gelber Today

Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a lifelong athlete. He understands the unique challenges that athletes face when suffering from orthopedic conditions and hip pain in Burbank. He takes the time to understand your condition and collaboratively determine the most effective solutions to get you back in the game. If you’re experiencing hip pain or orthopedic concerns, consult Dr. Gelber for expert guidance and personalized care.

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