Hip Pain Specialist

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR

Hip pain is one of the most common — and most persistent — problems that older adults face today. Many active younger Americans experience persistent hip pain as well. If you’re struggling with hip pain that won’t quit, it’s time for an expert evaluation at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., with offices in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon. Experienced board-certified surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, offers all-encompassing hip pain solutions to relieve your suffering and improve your function. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

Hip Pain Q&A

What causes hip pain?

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic hip pain. Other forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and septic arthritis, can also lead to severe long-term hip pain. 

There are many other possible causes of hip pain, including sports injuries (particularly in high-impact sports), pinched nerves, cancer, osteoporosis, and bone infection, among others. If you’re having persistent hip pain, the team at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., can find the reason and recommend a personalized treatment plan for you.

Does hip pain always require hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery can sometimes be the best solution for chronic hip pain. However, many people respond very favorably to nonsurgical care, especially in the earlier stages of arthritis. 

If you’re wondering about hip replacement surgery for your hip pain, the first step is a consultation with the team at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. Your provider reviews your medical history, examines your hips, and analyzes X-ray images. 

In most cases, even with more advanced arthritis and significant hip pain, the team starts with nonsurgical treatments. This typically includes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Bracing
  • Medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Regenerative therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Weight loss, if needed 

Then, if your hip pain persists, your provider may recommend hip replacement surgery. They give you all the information you need to make a treatment choice and then provide steadfast support throughout your treatment process. 

How does surgery ease hip pain?

Using his remarkable surgical skills and fellowship training, Dr. Stanley can perform hip replacement surgery.

Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. offers hip arthroscopy, total and partial hip replacement, ligament reconstruction, and other highly effective surgical procedures to ease your pain and improve your quality of life. 

If you have nagging hip pain and need to find permanent relief, Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. has the solutions you seek. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.