Hip Pain Relief

Is hip pain affecting what you are able to do,
when you want to do it?

If so, you’re one of millions of Americans suffering from hip joint pain that limits mobility and the personal freedom that comes with it.

walking without hip painArthritis is also a common cause of hip pain. There are two primary types of arthritis in the hip: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease which wears away the “cushioning” cartilage in the joints. When cartilage wears away, the bones rub against each other, causing swelling, stiffness, instability and in some cases deformity and loss of range of motion. While osteoarthritis usually occurs in people over age 50, it can occur at any age, particularly after injury if bone and cartilage do not heal properly.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that also results in stiffness and swelling. The disease process may lead to deterioration of multiple joints resulting in severe pain and preventing joints from functioning normally.

Developmental dysplasia
of the hip, or hip dysplasia, occurs in patients born with altered hip anatomy and the joint develops abnormal wear patterns over time. This can lead to “wear and tear” arthritis at a relatively young age.
Another cause of hip joint malfunction is Avascular Necrosis which may occur when poor blood circulation limits bloodflow to the bones that form the hip joint. This condition often results in sudden and severe onset of hip pain.

Our Approach to Treating Hip Pain

Where appropriate, we employ a conservative course of nonsurgical in-office treatment to relieve hip pain and inflammation.

Our Nonoperative Care Program includes:
Lifestyle modification – weight loss, limit standing or walking, and use of a walking aid Physical therapy – improve hip strength and flexibility through select exercise
Anti-inflammatory medications – reduce inflammation associated with arthritis
Dietary supplements – may decrease arthritis symptoms
State-of-the-Art Hip Injections with our in-house Flouroscope – the hip lies deep in the pelvis and cannot be “blindly” injected with accuracy. With our flouroscope (a live moveable x-ray), a thin needle can be inserted accurately in to the hip joint. This allows us to place medication into the hip joint itself to relieve pain from osteoarthritis. This may alleviate pain caused by arthritis of the hip within a few minutes.

Our Nonoperative Care Program may enable patients to sustain active mobility without surgery lasting weeks, months or years, depending on the individual.
When we’ve explored all appropriate nonoperative care options, it is time to consider hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery. At Napa Valley Joint Replacement Center, we provide state-of-the-art technology, equipment and a choice of hip implants. We offer the following minimally invasive hip surgeries:

Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Bilateral Hip Replacement
Revision Hip Replacement

Hip Pain Treatment

anterior approach hip replacement

Over 80% of our hip replacements are performed using the advanced minimally invasive anterior approach. An anterior hip replacement is muscle-sparing allowing for a potentially faster recovery rate and enhanced patient outcome after surgery… (read more)

total hip replacement

Total hip replacement is a procedure performed for severe arthritis or other degenerative condition of the hip joint. It is called a total hip replacement because both the ball and the socket of your hip are resurfaced… (read more)

hip resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing is intended for young, active adults in need of a hip replacement. This conservative treatment resurfaces rather than replaces the end of your femur bone with an implant that is potentially more stable… (read more)

bilateral hip replacement

Having both hips replaced on the same day is called “bilateral” hip replacement surgery. For qualified candidates, bilateral replacement means not having to undergo surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice… (read more)

revision hip replacement

Joint replacement is one of the most common and successful procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons, but not every procedure is successful. The goals of a joint replacement are to decrease or eliminate pain from an arthritic joint and improve mobility/joint function. Evaluation is warranted when a joint replacement is not achieving reducing or eliminating pain at the joint… (read more)