Our specialty-trained hip doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hip injuries and conditions.
Hip pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as bursitis and arthritis, or of a recent hip injury, such as a hip fracture or hip dislocation. In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions like hip bursitis and hip arthritis may create extreme bone and joint discomfort, making surgery a viable option for relieving your hip pain.
The most frequent causes for pain in the hip can be related to an orthopaedic condition that has emerged over time. Signs and symptoms of a hip condition may include:
- Joint pain felt in the front of the hip, along the outside of the hip, in the groin, or over the buttock area
- Discomfort and swelling in the thigh and knee
- Joint inflammation or hip muscle spasms, which may cause fluid accumulation in the hip joint
- Limping or the inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
- Inability to bend or rotate the hip
- Soreness and the feeling of the hip throbbing while sleeping or resting
- Fever, redness, and warmth—which are signs of infection
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you may have a hip condition, such as hip osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, or an injury like a fractured hip, dislocated hip, hip flexor injury, or labral tear.
Visit our Joint Replacement Center or our Sports Medicine Center to learn more.
To consult with one of our hip doctors, please request an appointment online or call 704-865-0077.
Why Choose Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center?
Our specialty-trained hip doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center have completed additional training specifically in the hip. With this advanced training, our hip doctors, Dr. Christopher Prato, Dr. H. Clayton Thomason, and Dr. Jason Zlotnicki, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hip injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our hip doctors at our Gastonia office, please request an appointment online or call 704-865-0077.
World-Class Hip Care Begins Here
- Christopher A. Prato, MD
- H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
- Jason P. Zlotnicki, MD
Hurt Today. Treated Today.
We understand that injuries are painful and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. That’s why we’re proud to offer our QuickAccess clinic to treat your bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.
Visit our QuickAccess Clinic for prompt orthopaedic care. Same-day appointments and walk-ins are welcome.