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Hip Pain Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

Trochanteric bursitis, labral tears, and severe arthritis are common causes of hip pain that could affect you at any age. If you're having mobility issues from hip pain our orthopedic hip doctors in Nashville and Franklin, TN may be able to help. Call or book your appointment with a Nashville hip specialist today.

Hip Pain and Visiting a Hip Doctor in Nashville or Franklin, TN

What causes hip pain?

Trauma such as a fracture, dislocation, or soft tissue damage is one cause of sudden hip pain. In most cases, however, hip pain tends to be a chronic problem, which could be due to:


Arthritis is a joint disease that comes in many forms, causing chronic pain, stiffness, and increasing weakness. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, resulting from years of wear and tear and the loss of protective cartilage from the bones in your joints. The inflammatory autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common form of the disease.


Bursae are sacs containing liquid inside your joints that help prevent pressure and friction. Sometimes the bursae develop inflammation, causing hip pain. Trochanteric bursitis on the outside of the hip is a frequent cause of hip pain that can make it impossible to lie on the affected hip.

Labral tear

Your hip consists of a ball-shape at the top of your femur (thigh bone) called the femoral head and a socket called the acetabulum. Around the edge of the acetabulum is a ring of cartilage - the labrum - that helps keep the femoral head in its socket. Labral tears sometimes occur from acute injuries but are often the result of repetitive strain.

Who treats hip pain?

Orthopedic specialists are trained to diagnose and treat hip conditions. Some, like our hip doctors in Nashville and Franklin, TN, choose to subspecialize in hip surgery. These physicians receive additional experience working with hip conditions and procedures.


What treatment options could a hip specialist recommend?

Disorders like early-stage arthritis and bursitis often respond well to conservative treatments such as medication and physical therapy. Joint injections might also help, and for some conditions, regenerative medicine could encourage new tissue growth.

The Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team might need to investigate the condition of your hip joint using hip arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a small, flexible instrument that has a light and a camera at the end. 

Your surgeon inserts the arthroscope through a tiny incision and feeds it into the joint, viewing the images it sends back on a monitor.

What types of surgery might I need for hip pain?

If you have a labral tear, our hip doctors can perform minimally invasive hip surgery. With the same arthroscope they use to assess your hip, they can reattach the labrum with instruments that also go through tiny incisions.

The team specializes in using arthroscopic techniques, which cause significantly less tissue damage and reduce postoperative pain. Recovery is also faster with minimally invasive hip surgery.

Anterior hip replacement is another surgical technique specialty of the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team. It involves accessing your hip from the front of your body to substitute artificial components for diseased or damaged parts of the joint.

Another type of hip replacement is the posterior hip replacement. In this replacement, an incision is made on the back and the side of the hip, opposed to the front access that an anterior replacement has.

If you are experiencing hip pain, you can call or book an appointment online with a hip doctor near you today.


Our Hip Pain Specialists

Dr. Price


Dr. Martin


Dr. Dierckman