Hip Pain

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Does hip pain keep you from enjoying the simple things in life?

The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This pieces of the ball-and-socket joint, the body's largest, fit together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Whenever you use the hip, a cushion of cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket.

Despite its durability, the hip joint isn't indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. Bones in the hip can break during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.

Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh, or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. Diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back, can sometimes cause hip pain. Depending on the condition that is causing your pain, you might also feel discomfort in the inside of your hip joint or in your groin. Sometimes pain from other areas of your body – such as the back or groin (from a hernia, for example) can radiate to your hip.

Common hip-related ailments include osteoarthritis of the hip, hip bursitis, transient osteoporosis of the hip, hip dysplasia, snapping hip, and arthritis of the hip. Additional causes of hip pain include hip fractures, tendinitis, muscle or tendon strain, hip labral tears, cancer, and avascular necrosis (also known as osteonecrosis).  

Treatments for hip pain may include a hip injection, hip arthroscopy, partial hip replacement, or total hip replacement.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

Schedule an appointment to have your hips evaluated by one of our St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialists today.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Nicholas B. Wilson, MD

Nicholas B. Wilson

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement

Nivedita Nagam, MD

Nivedita Nagam

Chesterfield, MO

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

James E. Schaberg, MD

James E. Schaberg

O'Fallon, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Atul T. Patel, MD

Atul T. Patel

Overland Park, KS

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Michael J. Latteier, MD

Michael J. Latteier

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Ashok Kumar, MD

Ashok Kumar

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Amy M. Zippay, MD

Amy M. Zippay

St. Louis, MO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon

Signature Orthopedics - O'Fallon
9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy
Winghaven
O'Fallon, MO 63368
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636-561-0871

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters

Signature Orthopedics - St. Peters
112 Piper Hill Drive
Suite 6
St. Peters, MO 63376
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636-561-5037

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

St. Louis Medical Associates

St. Louis Medical Associates
16216 Baxter Rd.
Suite 390
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-270-0365

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Formerly Premier Care Orthopedics & Sports Medicine