Comprehensive Solutions for Hip Pain Relief

Many people think hip pain is a problem they might face as they get older. But everyday stress, sports injuries, and repetitive use lead to hip pain at any age. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Obi Osuji, MD, FAAOS, and his team at Signature Orthopedics have helped many people overcome hip pain and regain their active life. They begin with a range of conservative treatments and only recommend minimally invasive surgery when absolutely necessary. Call the office in Mesquite, Texas, today or request an appointment online to get relief from your hip pain.

Hip Pain Q&A

Your hips do more than move your upper legs. They maintain your balance, support your upper body weight, and sustain the wear-and-tear of repetitive movements. These physical demands make the hip joint and its supporting ligaments and muscles susceptible to painful injuries and degenerative changes.

Dr. Osuji and his experienced Signature Orthopedics team provide exceptional care for all causes of hip pain. The most common conditions include:


Over years of hip movement, the protective cartilage breaks down, exposing the bones and allowing them to grate against one another.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is when your immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of the joint, causing chronic inflammation.


Overuse injuries develop when repetitive movements tear the ligaments and muscles. Other common hip injuries include fractures, dislocations, and labral tears (damage to the cartilage surrounding the joint).


Bursae are thin, fluid-filled sacs that create a cushion between soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, and skin) and bones. Bursitis occurs when these sacs become inflamed.


Tendinitis (an inflamed tendon) most often occurs in the flexor tendons, which pull your upper leg and knee up toward your body. You’re most likely to have this problem if you participate in sports like running and cycling.

The conditions responsible for hip pain usually cause additional symptoms. You can experience:

  • Swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Limited movement
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limping (unable to put weight on your hip)
  • Grinding or clicking sensations in the joint

Hip pain typically gets worse when you’re active or lie on the affected side when resting or sleeping.

Dr. Osuji and his Signature Orthopedics team always begin with conservative treatments. Your care plan can include avoiding the activities that cause pain, using an assistive device (a walker or cane), taking anti-inflammatory medication, and participating in physical therapy.

If your pain doesn’t improve, Dr. Osuji recommends treatments like steroid joint injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP contains cells from your blood that naturally reduce inflammation and speed healing.

A hip fracture almost always needs surgery or a hip replacement to repair the damage. Dr. Osuji might suggest a total hip replacement when advanced arthritis extensively damages the joint.

You can confidently turn to the Signature Orthopedics team when you need help with hip pain. Call the office today or book an appointment online.