Hip Pain Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the body and can withstand repeated motion, weight, and a large amount of wear-and-tear. The hip design allows for a wide range of motion and fluid movement, usually without pain. We constantly use the hip for everything from sitting, to standing, to training for a sport. As one of the most used and mobile joints in the body, the hip is susceptible to a number of conditions which can cause hip pain. Not all hip pain requires surgery, where some types of hip conditions can only be helped with surgical intervention. Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu, orthopedic hip specialist has extensive experience in treating individuals and athletes with hip pain. He offers the best and most up-to-date treatment options for hip pain and can help get patients back to the activities they love.
Dr. Nwachukwu is part of the HSS Hip Preservation Service Team
When looking for a doctor for your hip pain, it’s important to choose someone who understands your symptoms and can discuss treatment options thoroughly. Dr. Nwachukwu is part of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Hip Preservation Service Team. His expertise in hip injuries and conditions allows him a vast understanding of how to best treat patients with hip pain in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Nwachukwu uses a multi-disciplined approach to understand and treat hip pain. His passion for getting patients out of pain and back “into the game” has brought him recognition throughout New York and beyond.
The hip is a complex joint and there are many different reasons the hip can cause pain. Many of these hip conditions can be helped non-surgically. Several different hip conditions can cause painful hips, these could include:
FAI, also known as Femoroacetabular Impingement is one of the most common causes of hip pain. FAI occurs when abnormally shaped bones move rigidly against each other and cause a breakdown of cartilage. The result are symptoms that include sharp, ongoing pain in the groin area, hip pain that ranges from a dull ache to stabbing and intense, and stiffness and decreased range of motion in the hip. FAI is often asymptomatic in its early stages and patients are not aware of it until it begins to cause pain. As the impingement increases, so do the symptoms. Dr. Nwachukwu offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for femoroacetabular impingement and can help patients in Brooklyn, New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs.
There are many ways to treat hip pain without surgery and Dr. Nwachukwu successfully treats athletes and non-athletes with great success. Sometimes the solution is as simple as activity modification, or taking a rest from the movement causing hip pain. Other times Dr. Nwachukwu may advise over the counter medications to reduce inflammation and pain. Dr. Nwachukwu also offers several choices of hip injections which have been proven to help hip pain and give a long-term pain-free outcome.