• Severe Hip Pain: Hope for Hip Impingement

    Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement, is a condition in which the bones of the hip do not fit together properly. Patients are likely to inform the orthopaedic doctor that they suffer from hip pain or pain in the groin area. Joint stiffness and loss of range of motion are other possible symptoms. There are several possible causes of hip impingement, such as deformity of the socket or other joint structures. An orthopaedic doctor is likely to recommend non-surgical treatment options first, such as rest, activity modifications, and physical therapy. Anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers may also help.

    If these treatments are not enough to relieve symptoms, patients might consider undergoing hip impingement surgery. This type of orthopaedic surgery may involve the reshaping of the ball and outside of the socket. Without treatment, patients may experience worsening symptoms and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.

    Two MK Orthopaedics physicians, Dr. Mukund Komanduri and Dr. Ryan Pizinger specialize in sophisticated treatment options , including diagnostic hip arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, and hip replacement surgery. Book your appointment today by calling (815) 741-6900.