72 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652
2025 Hamburg Turnpike
STE C, Wayne, NJ 07470
#207, Parsippany, NJ 07054
AModern ApproachTo Hip Pain Treatment
At Modern Orthopedics, we understand that every hip is unique, just like the patients we serve. Your hips play an essential role in your daily life, from performing simple tasks to engaging in your favorite activities. That’s why we’re committed to providing individualized care that targets your specific needs.
Hip Exam & Diagnosis
Your journey to healing begins with a detailed diagnosis. Our skilled orthopedic specialists spend quality time understanding your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. Utilizing advanced diagnostic tools, we craft a comprehensive picture of your hip’s condition, ensuring an accurate diagnosis.
Tailored Hip Treatments
We believe that your treatment should be as unique as you are. After diagnosing your hip condition, our team collaborates with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and daily life. Whether it’s rehabilitation exercises, medication, or surgical intervention, our approach is focused on your well-being.
Your Partner In Pain-Free
We don’t just treat your hip; we partner with you in your recovery journey. Our dedicated team supports you every step of the way, providing continuous guidance and encouragement. We adapt our methods to align with your progress and preferences, ensuring a comfortable and effective recovery process.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hip Arthritis
What symptoms might I be experiencing if I have hip arthritis?
Patients with hip arthritis typically have pain that starts in the groin. This pain can radiate into your thigh, knee or buttocks. You may have pain or difficulty with walking and bending and find it difficult to do the activities you once enjoyed without pain. Sometimes you can develop a feeling of stiffness or “locking” of the hip joint as well.
What causes hip arthritis?
Arthritis can be caused by many different things including older age, family history, prior injury to the hip joint, obesity and congenital problems related to the hip. Often times there is no underlying cause that can be identified.
What is hip arthritis?
Hip arthritis occurs when the cartilage covering of your hip joint wears down. The cartilage is there to protect the bone and allow for smooth and pain free motion. When the cartilage is no longer present, the rough surfaces of the exposed bones rub against one another causing pain.
Are there any treatments for hip arthritis that do not involve surgery?
- Lifestyle modifications such as weight loss if you are overweight and switching to lower impact activities can lower stress across your hip joint
- Physical therapy to work on range of motion, stretching and strengthening
- Using a cane in the opposite arm to offload some of the force that is being transmitted through your hip (e.g. if your right hip hurts, use the cane in your left hand and vice versa)
- Tylenol or anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Advil for pain relief (always speak with your primary care doctor before starting any medications)
- A cortisone injection into the hip joint can be done to relieve pain. This is done by a radiologist under ultrasound or xray guidance.
Dr. Stern is Recognized as a Top Hip Specialty Doctor in New Jersey
Our 5-Star concierge-trained staff was designed to guide each unique patient through questions, scheduling, insurance, and anything else needed to ensure the best possible experience for our patients.
Lorraine Stern, M.D., FAAOS
Dr. Lorraine Stern is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association.