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Hip Sports Injuries and Treatment


The hip is a weight-bearing joint, and with all of the running, jumping, and cutting that takes place in many sports, it’s no wonder that hip sports injuries are so common. Hip pain is a common complaint among athletes and weekend warriors alike.

While most cases of hip pain can be treated at home, chronic hip pain deserves attention from the sports medicine specialists at The Orthopaedic Institute.

Visit a Sports Medicine Specialist for Hip Pain

You do not have to be an elite athlete to benefit from sports medicine. In fact, many people who suffer from hip pain lead average lifestyles, but that does not mean you should be sidelined from the activities that you love. Whether your hip pain is due to overuse or injury, the sports medicine specialists at The Orthopaedic Institute are here to help you heal.

Most Common Hip Sports Injuries

Due to the hip’s location and its role as a weight-bearing joint, it is susceptible to a range of overuse and sports injuries. The following are some of the most common causes of hip pain treated at The Orthopaedic Institute:


Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative condition that can lead to hip pain, particularly in older athletes who participate in high-impact activities. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the hip joint breaks down, causing the bones to rub together painfully.


Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between bones and tendons. When these sacs become inflamed, it is called bursitis. Bursitis of the hip is often caused by overuse or repetitive motions, such as those made in competitive exercise, bicycling or stair climbing.


Tendons are the thick, fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. When the tendons around the hip become irritated or inflamed, it is called tendonitis. Tendonitis is often caused by overuse or repetitive motions, such as those made in running, cycling, or swimming.

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the thighbone (femur) that occurs near the hip joint. Hip fractures are most common in older individuals, particularly from falls. However, they can also occur in younger patients who suffer a direct blow to the hip, such as from a high-impact sport or a fall.

Sports Medicine Treatments for Hip Pain

If you experience chronic hip pain, the sports medicine specialists at The Orthopaedic Institute can help you get back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.

Beginning with a detailed evaluation and diagnosis, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art sports medicine treatments for hip pain include:

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat a variety of hip conditions, including bony abnormalities, loose bodies, cartilage damage, and tendon tears. During the procedure, our surgeons insert a tiny camera into the hip joint through small incisions. This allows them to see inside the joint without having to make a large incision, leading to a less pain and a quicker recovery.

Hip Replacement Surgery

In some cases, hip joint replacement surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and improve function. This is a major surgical procedure in which the damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial implant designed to mimic natural joint movement. Only completed when other treatments have failed, hip replacement surgery may provide significant pain relief and allow patients to return to their normal activities.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an important part of treatment for many hip conditions. Our team of in-house physical therapists will work with you to develop a customized rehabilitation program that includes exercises and activities specifically designed to reduce your pain and improve your hip function so you can start feeling like your best self again.

Hip Joint Injections

Joint injections are another minimally invasive treatment option for hip pain. They can be used to treat arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Our sports medicine specialists use ultrasound guidance to ensure the medication is injected into the precise location. This minimizes pain and maximizes the medication’s effectiveness.

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The care I received was fast and efficient, and the doctor took time to go over all aspects of my X-ray results and answered all of my questions regarding both my condition and the treatment for it.

Excellent. My husband and I have been going to TOI for many years. We have never had a bad experience. From the doctors, nurses, and physical therapy staff to the desk staff, everyone is professional and friendly.

Treat Hip Pain at The Orthopaedic Institute

At The Orthopaedic Institute, we understand that chronic hip pain can keep you from doing the things you love. Our team of sports medicine specialists is dedicated to helping you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Schedule an appointment with us today to begin your personalized treatment journey.

Douglas P. Adolphson, M.D.

Board Certified:

Diagnostic Radiology

HipKneeShoulder and Elbow

Tristan A. Altbuch, M.D.

Board Certified:

Orthopaedic Surgery


Ajay Antony, M.D.

Board Certified:

Interventional Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology


Vijay Babu, M.D.

Board Certified:

Interventional Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology

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