Hip/Joint Pain in Hollywood & Miami FL

Hip/Joint Pain

Serving the South Florida area with locations in Hollywood and Miami, FL

Dr. Andreas C. Tomac, MD, PhD, FAANS is a distinguished neurosurgeon specializing in diagnosing and treating Hip/Joint Pain.

What is a Hip/Joint Pain?

Hip and joint pain refers to discomfort or inflammation experienced in the hip or other joints of the body. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis, allowing for a wide range of movements. Joint pain can arise from various causes, including arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, or injuries such as fractures or dislocations. Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, is a common culprit for hip and joint pain, leading to the degeneration of cartilage and inflammation. Bursitis and tendonitis involve inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) or tendons around the joint, contributing to discomfort and restricted mobility. Injuries, whether acute or chronic, can result in persistent pain and impaired joint function. Understanding the underlying cause of hip and joint pain is crucial for effective management and treatment, which may include lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, medications, or in severe cases, surgical intervention.

Who can Hip/Joint Pain affect?

Hip and joint pain can impact individuals across various demographics, affecting people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. While older adults are more susceptible to conditions like osteoarthritis due to wear and tear on joints over time, younger individuals can also experience hip and joint pain due to factors such as injuries, congenital conditions, or inflammatory disorders. Athletes and those engaged in physically demanding activities may be prone to joint injuries, while sedentary lifestyles can contribute to stiffness and discomfort. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, can trigger hip and joint pain. Women, especially during pregnancy and menopause, may encounter joint pain related to hormonal changes. Ultimately, hip and joint pain do not discriminate and can impact anyone, emphasizing the importance of maintaining overall joint health through regular exercise, a balanced diet, and prompt medical attention when symptoms arise.

What are the symptoms?

Experiencing hip and joint pain? Look out for persistent pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and swelling. Pay attention to discomfort during activities or after rest. Seek prompt medical advice for early diagnosis and effective management:

  • Difficulty walking or climbing stairs
  • Tenderness and warmth around the affected area
  • Clicking or popping sensations during movement

Treating Hip/Joint Pain

Hip/Joint Pain in Hollywood & Miami FL

How is Hip/Joint Pain diagnosed?

Diagnosing hip and joint pain involves a comprehensive evaluation, often led by experienced medical professionals like Dr. Tomac, a distinguished neurosurgeon. Dr. Tomac and his team employs a thorough approach, combining patient history analysis, physical examinations, and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to identify the underlying causes of discomfort. By leveraging advanced diagnostic tools and their expertise, healthcare providers can pinpoint issues like arthritis, injuries, or inflammatory conditions. This precise diagnosis enables Dr. Tomac to develop tailored treatment plans, ensuring patients receive the most effective and personalized care for their hip and joint pain. 

Hip/Joint Pain in Hollywood & Miami FL
Hip/Joint Pain in Hollywood & Miami FL

What treatments are available?

Effective relief for hip and joint pain involves a range of tailored treatments designed to address specific causes. Non-invasive options include physical therapy, pain medications, and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Tomac, a distinguished neurosurgeon, brings expertise to advanced interventions such as injections or surgical procedures, providing comprehensive solutions for lasting pain management. Whether through conservative measures or specialized medical procedures, the goal is to enhance joint function and improve overall quality of life. Explore a variety of treatment options under the guidance of experts like Dr. Tomac to find the most suitable approach for your hip and joint pain.