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Our board-certified hip doctors at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint consistently deliver exceptional hip care to the residents of Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.
An age-related condition like arthritis or an injury such as a labral tear could be the source of your hip pain, which often results in the care and expertise of an orthopedic surgeon who has obtained the knowledge to treat the hip through education and training in either sports medicine or joint replacement procedures specifically for the hip. While both have the education, training, and experience to assess and diagnose your hip ailment, their advanced training in sports medicine or joint replacement is what makes them specialists, providing you the best treatment options for your needs. Treatments for hip pain can vary greatly from minimally invasive procedures, such as hip arthroscopy, to more traditional procedures, such as a total hip replacement, and are largely dependent on your injury or condition.
At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, our hip doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with hip pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple hip joint conditions or injuries.
The symptoms of a hip injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your hip injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your hip doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your hip ailment and find the best treatment for you.
- Abnormal walking
- Buttock pain
- Groin pain
- Hip looks deformed
- Inability to bear weight on the affected hip and leg
- Leg is turning outward
- One leg seems shorter than the other
- Searing joint pain
- Swelling and bruising
These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following hip injuries or conditions that can be treated by our hip experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – Livingston, Arden/Fletcher, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the hip and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require surgery.
- Broken hip or fractures
- Cartilage degeneration
- Compressed nerves
- Flexor damage
- Impingement (femoral acetabular)
Excellence & Exceptional Hip Care in Asheville
At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your hip pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating hip conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.
Dr. Robert Boykin, Dr. Werner Brooks, Dr. Tally Eddings, Dr. Jay Jansen, Dr. James Karegeannes, Dr. Jason Lang, Dr. Edward Lilly, and Dr. Paul Saenger are our hip specialists who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in sports medicine or joint reconstruction procedures, like knee and hip replacements. Our hip doctors intimately understand how to treat your hip issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.
If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your hip issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, and Hendersonville.
For more information on hip injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.