The hips have an amazing range of motion while still affording great stability during weight bearing. Just think about how your hips are responsible for supporting your body weight every time you walk from Point A to Point B.
True pain coming from the hip joint is usually in the groin. If it is in the back, then the problem could be coming from the spine. Pain found on the side could just be inflammation of soft tissue. It is important to have a trained professional, such as Dr. Copeland, equipped with the right tools and knowledge to examine your pain symptoms for proper diagnosis.
In athletes, the soft tissue lining of the hip joint can become injured and inflamed. This can also happen to anyone following an injury to the hip. This particular problem is one of the newer ones to be studied in all of orthopedic medicine and not many have been trained in its treatment.
During her advanced 12 month, certified Sports Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Copeland trained under one of the most well-known names in hip arthroscopy learning the best care and treatment for this pain. She now exclusively brings that knowledge and expertise to the Houston area.
Other problems about the hip treated by Dr. Copeland include:
- Hip bursitis
- Hip osteoarthritis
- Hip arthroscopy for labral tear
- Hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement
- Hip arthroscopy for hip bursitis
- Hip sprains and strains
- Fracture repair of the hip
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnosis or give a comprehensive overview of your pain. This content is for information purposes only. For an official medical diagnosis of your individual orthopedic pain, consult Dr. Copeland in clinic via appointment.