Hip Pain

Between accidents, sports injuries, arthritis, and developmental problems, hip pain can
occur at any age. But your risk is highest if you’re an adult who plays sports because 30-
40% of the people in this group struggle with chronic hip pain. Nader Fahimi, MD, and the
team at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have extensive experience identifying the
cause of your pain and creating a treatment plan based on your unique health care needs.
Don’t wait to get help for hip pain. Call one of the offices in Wayne, Riverdale, and Clifton,
New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hip pain can occur at any stage of life. Children may have developmental dysplasia, which occurs when the hip joint doesn’t mature normally. Everyday activities, engaging in sports, and overuse injuries can lead to hip pain at any age. And as you get older, you’re at risk of developing degenerative hip problems like arthritis.

These are a few examples of the most common causes of hip pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral tear
  • Synovitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip fractures and dislocations

A pinched nerve in your lower back can also cause pain in your hip.

The underlying condition responsible for your hip pain may also cause one or more of the following:

  • Swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limited movement
  • Grinding or clicking during hip movement
  • Pain that’s worse when you’re active
  • Pain that’s worse when lying on the affected side

A problem in your hip can also cause pain in your groin, buttocks, or upper thigh.

The expert team at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine reviews your medical history and symptoms, completes a physical exam, and then performs diagnostic imaging.

Your provider creates a customized treatment plan based on the cause of your pain and the severity of the problem.

The initial treatment for most hip conditions begins with changing your activities, resting your hip, using assistive devices, and having physical therapy. Some patients may need anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections.

If your pain persists and movement becomes more restrictive, your provider may recommend arthroscopic surgery. When advanced hip arthritis causes extensive joint damage, Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specializes in performing joint replacement surgery.

Arthroscopy uses a slim instrument equipped with lighting and a camera. After your provider makes a small incision (one-quarter to one-half inch long), they insert the scope into your hip joint. Then the scope transmits a high-definition, magnified view of the tissues.

During arthroscopy, they precisely diagnose the problem and determine the extent of the tissue damage. They can also repair many problems during the same procedure by inserting specially designed surgical tools through one or two additional incisions.

During hip arthroscopy, your provider may:

  • Trim damaged cartilage
  • Repair labral tears
  • Remove bone spurs
  • Remove loose bodies from the joint
  • Clean out inflamed tissues and infections
  • Reshape the bone (osteotomy)

Using small incisions means your bleeding is minimal, your muscles are spared from cutting, and you have a faster recovery.

If you need relief from hip pain, call Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.


The orthopedic surgeons at Elite Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery and sport medicine who offer a range of cutting-edge musculoskeletal services, from ACL reconstruction to rotator cuff repair, that will help you get healthy and active again.

Dr. Nader Fahimi

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jason Schneidkraut

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon