Hip Conditions

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Hip injuries can occur among athletes who use their body to perform powerful rotation and twisting movements. Whether it is from playing sports or from overuse, common injuries such as strains, fractures, and bursitis can oftentimes bench athletes and lead to additional problems. Hip pain is also a common occurrence among the older population as degenerative disease sets in from the natural wear and tear of the aging process.

A hip injury can be painful and debilitating for sufferers. Once Dr. Padalecki has completed a full hip examination, he will consult with you and discuss your exact injury, as well as the appropriate course of treatment. As a team, you will both work towards the most optimal outcome for your hip injury. Dr. Padalecki is skilled to treat a number of hip conditions, and when surgery is recommended, you can depend on his entire team to offer the best care and surgical approach to treat and manage your injury.

Trochanteric Bursitis

An Overview on Trochanteric Bursitis The greater trochanter is part of the thigh bone (femur) and is located on the outside of the hip near the pant pocket. This part of the femur is large and can typically be palpated on the outside of a person’s hip. With movement of the hip, the greater [...]


Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) Overview Pigmented villonodular synovitis, or PVNS, is a disease caused by the abnormal growth of the hip joint’s lining tissue, known as the synovium. Excessive growth of this tissue leads to inflammation in the joint causing pain, tenderness, and stiffness. The condition occurs most commonly in patients in their 30s [...]

Psoas Impingement

An Overview on Psoas Impingement (Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome)Psoas impingement, also known as Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome, occurs when the iliopsoas tendon, located on the front of the hip joint, becomes inflamed and tight due to repeated abnormal motion of the hip. This motion causes the ITB band to snap across the pelvis and socket [...]

Loose Bodies

An Overview on Loose Bodies Within the Hip Loose bodies are small fragments of articular cartilage that break off in the hip joint as a result of a hip injury, such as a fall, automobile accident, or a sports-related injury. Loose bodies can also occur as the result of long-term wear and tear to [...]

Gluteus Medius/Minimus Tears

An Overview on Gluteus Medius/Minimus Tears The gluteus muscles are a group of muscles that allow an individual to partake in rigorous activities such as running and jumping. These muscles are broad, strong muscles that make up the outer buttocks in the human body. There are two muscles to consider: The gluteus medius muscle [...]