RANDALL SCHULTZ MD
EXCELLENCE IN ORTHOPAEDICS
Hip Pain Solutions

What are your options for treating hip injuries and reducing hip arthritis?

To help you decrease hip pain and inflammation and increase your ability to enjoy everyday activities, you and your physician may develop a treatment pathway which can entail lifestyle modifications, exercise and physical therapy, medications, nutritional supplements and surgical options. Designed especially for you, this treatment pathway is based on the severity of your arthritis, other medical conditions, age and your day-to-day activity level.

BIRMINGHAM HIP RESURFACING

For the young, active patient with advanced hip disease, hip resurfacing can be an alternate treatment to total hip replacement. The procedure is regaining popularity and holds great promise since it often permits a return to normal life activities.

Direct Anterior Hip Replacment

If the non-surgical treatments no longer relieve pain and inflammation in your hip, you and your physician may consider total hip replacement. If you both decide that this is the best way to restore your ability to carry on your normal activities of daily life, the following information will be helpful for you to know
You should talk to a physician about the best treatment option for your hip pain and inflammation. Some treatment options may include weight loss, exercise and physical therapy, glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, and anti-inflammatory medications. However, you and your physician may decide that hip surgery is the best treatment option to help regain your quality of life, if non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, OA, is the most common form of arthritis. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease that most often occurs in middle-aged and older adults. However, it can afflict anyone of any age, especially if the person’s joint is damaged from a previous fracture or childhood disorder. Osteoarthritis usually affects the large weight-bearing joints of your lower extremities, including hips and knees. But it may also cause pain in your spine, neck and hands.