Hip Pain

Allan M. Delman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Orthopedic Joint Replacement Surgeon located in San Pedro, CA

Your hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in your body and can withstand a great deal of pressure as you go about your daily activities. However, like the other joints in your body, your hip is vulnerable to injury and pain. Allan M. Delman, M.D., in San Pedro, California, has been providing expert orthopedic care for nearly 40 years and can diagnose the underlying cause of your hip pain and develop a treatment plan to relieve your discomfort. For a consultation with an experienced orthopedic surgeon, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Hip Pain

What is hip pain?

Hip pain refers to the discomfort you experience in and around your hip. This large joint is comprised of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The pain you experience may be due to damage from an injury or degeneration to any one of the components that make up your hip joint. 

Hip pain is common and can affect your quality of life. If you’re experiencing hip pain that’s affecting your ability to conduct your daily activities, Dr. Delman can help. 

What causes hip pain?

Your hip pain may be due to a number of underlying causes. Some of the most common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Labral tear
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprain or strain

You may also experience hip pain from a condition that affects your back, knees, or ankles.

What can I expect during a hip pain evaluation?

Dr. Delman is an experienced orthopedic surgeon and provides comprehensive examinations when you come to the office with concerns about hip pain. 

To help him identify the underlying cause of your hip, he asks detailed questions about the type of pain you’re experiencing and the exact location of your discomfort. He also reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam that includes an assessment of your hip joint and function.

To confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis, Dr. Delman may request X-rays or an MRI. 

What treatments can relieve my hip pain?

The treatment that can relieve your hip pain may depend on the underlying cause. After he’s pinpointed the source of your pain, Dr. Delman develops an individualized treatment plan to help you get the relief you seek. Your treatment may initially include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Activity modification
  • Supportive devices

Depending on the cause of your hip pain, Dr. Delman may suggest platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a form of regenerative medicine that stimulates the healing process to alleviate your pain and restore function. 

Dr. Delman is a joint replacement surgical specialist, and if needed conducts hip replacement surgery for hip pain caused by arthritis or injury. 

Dr. Delman is experienced in performing hip replacement surgery through both anterior and posterior approaches. This procedure is only recommended when conservative measures no longer provide you with adequate relief from your hip pain.

For comprehensive management of your hip pain from an experienced orthopedic surgeon, call Allan Delman, M.D., or schedule a consultation online today.