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At Casper Orthopedics, our fellowship-trained hip doctors are the experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating hip injuries and conditions.
Hip doctors are specialists who help a wide variety of patients dealing with an assortment of hip problems, from seniors with arthritis and active adults who have sustained hip damage while exercising to young children with genetic defects, such as hip dysplasia.
Hip issues can sometimes be hard to diagnose. That's because the pain can manifest elsewhere, such as in the groin, lower back, or even the knee, even though the source of the pain is in the hip. Because of this, it is important to find an orthopedic doctor skilled in understanding the hip as well as the joints of the entire body, so he or she can accurately assess and diagnose the issue. Hip disorders, such as arthritis or fractures from a fall, are often associated with old age but can arise at any age, and if left untreated, they can lead to even greater pain and more serious issues. For these reasons, it's important to consult with a hip doctor who is experienced and who has access to a full range of treatment modalities, which can include physical therapy, medications, or surgery, like a total hip replacement, if needed.
When Should You Visit a Hip Doctor?
It's important to be aware of the specific issues surrounding your hip pain so you can tell your hip doctor specifically what you are experiencing. Sharing this information with your doctor can help him or her better understand what might be causing your pain and what treatments to offer. Here are some common symptoms that patients with hip conditions experience:
- Buttocks pain
- Decreased mobility
- Hip is tender to the touch
- Limping to avoid hip pain
- One leg appears shorter than the other
- Pain in groin region
- Pain that radiates down to your knee
- Pulling sensation in front of hip
- Snapping sensation in hip joint
- Swelling or tenderness in hip joint
If you have any of these symptoms or are experiencing another type of hip pain, you may have one of the following medical conditions, which our specialists can treat:
- Labral tears
- Trochanteric bursitis
To treat your hip condition or injury, our hip doctors will exhaust all conservative treatment options first before recommending surgery. Please be assured that if hip surgery is necessary, our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to perform the latest surgical procedures, such as hip replacement, hip revision surgery, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing.
Our hip specialists understand that hip pain can alter your daily lifestyle and are dedicated to getting you back to the activities you love. To schedule an appointment at one of our four locations in Casper, Douglas, Riverton, or Worland, please call (307) 265-7205 or click on the Appointment Request button.
If immediate attention is required for your hip injury or condition, you can visit our OrthoCare Now at our Casper location on Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.
Experience Proven Results at Casper Orthopedics
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Casper Orthopedics, Craig P. Smith, M.D., and Daniel W. White, M.D., provide compassionate, experienced nonsurgical and surgical care for injuries and conditions of the hip. When a doctor is fellowship-trained, it means they have completed an extra year of schooling that focused on a specific body part or area of specialty, like sports medicine. With this additional training, our hip specialists have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat your hip condition or injury.
Working closely with our hip surgeons, our specialty-trained occupational and physical therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our entire team is focused on developing a treatment plan that is specific to your goals and needs in order to get you back to your active lifestyle.
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic hip surgeons, please call (307) 265-7205 or request an appointment online.