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Hip Pain Specialist

Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

Hip pain can be caused by a number of conditions. The Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California, helps patients determine the cause of their hip pain and the best treatment for reliable relief. The practice is led by board-certified orthopedic surgeon William R. Gallivan, MD, and specializes in patient-centered, individualized treatment. To speak with Dr. Gallivan about your knee pain, call the office or book an appointment online.

Hip Pain

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain, like knee pain, may be caused by many different medical conditions and/or hip injuries. However, the most common cause of hip pain is hip osteoarthritis. Hip pain may onset quickly, as a result of trauma, or it may gradually worsen with time and age.

Other common causes of hip pain include the following:

  • Hip Fractures
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Labral Tear
  • Tendinitis
  • Pinched Nerve in the Low Back

If you notice any signs of an obvious deformity, it is important to immediately receive medical treatment, as this may indicate a broken bone.

How is hip pain treated?

Dr. Gallivan may order X-ray images and review them with you in order to try to diagnosis your hip pain.

There are a multitude of treatment options for hip pain including nonoperative treatments and surgical treatments.

Nonoperative treatment options include the following:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Prescription and Nonprescription Medication
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • PRP Injection
  • Stem Cell Injection

Surgical treatment options may include the following:

  • Total Hip Replacement with Robotic Navigation
  • Gamma Nail
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Cannulated Screw Fixation

Please call Orthopedic Institute of Santa Barbara to book an appointment with board-certified orthopedic surgeon, William Gallivan, MD.