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Are you struggling with pain or stiffness in the hip?
Here at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex, experienced Consultant Hip Surgeons provide expert assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of problems in the hip for people aged 18+. They would be delighted to help you too.
Hip pain is a common problem in adults, one with the potential to have a significant impact on daily life.
If your hip pain is relatively mild, you may yourself able to ignore it most of the time. More severe hip pain can be far harder to ignore. In fact, pain in the joint can make many everyday movements and activities far harder, if not impossible, to carry out. You may find that even simple movements like standing and sitting, walking up and down stairs, or bending down to put on a pair of shoes, become much more challenging.
Hips can become damaged by injury or disease. The most common cause of pain in the hip joint is osteoarthritis. If your hip is damaged in some way, you may experience pain, stiffness, and reduced flexibility.
Hip pain can be debilitating, and incredibly frustrating to live with. However, there are a range of treatments available, both non-surgical and surgical, that can help to successfully manage your pain and get you back to better, easier movement.
A private appointment with an experienced Consultant will help bring clarity to what is causing your pain, and how best to treat it. Why not contact us now to book your visit?
Unfortunately, many people struggling with hip pain are currently experiencing longer-than-normal delays in seeing their GP, or in being referred to their local hospital for further assessment and treatment.
If you would appreciate being seen at a much earlier date, the Consultants are BMI Bishops Wood Hospital will be very happy to see you for a review prior to any consultation with your GP.
Many causes of hip pain can be successfully managed without the need for surgery. These non-surgical (conservative) treatments may include:
If these non-surgical treatments do not relieve your symptoms sufficiently, you may require surgery. The most reliable surgical treatment is Total hip replacement, which involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a new artificial one (a prosthesis). Total hip replacement is normally needed when osteoarthritis in the hip has caused such extensive damage to the joint that pain is severe, and mobility is extremely limited.
If you have previously had a total hip replacement, and are in pain once again, you may need revision hip replacement to replace your prosthesis. Modern technologies and materials mean that a hip prosthesis can be expected to last for a long time, but just as our natural joints wear over time, a prosthesis will also experience wear, and some may need to be replaced eventually.
Some hip symptoms and conditions can benefit from joint preservation treatment. This can help to maintain and protect hip function and may help delay (or remove) the need for more invasive surgery like a total hip replacement.
Whatever is causing your hip pain, your Consultant will ensure you receive the most suitable treatment as soon as possible to help get you out of pain and back to better mobility.
Before any treatment can be planned and started, an accurate diagnosis must be made. This begins with your first private appointment.
To help them in this, they will take your medical history and ask you about the symptoms you have.
They may ask you questions like:
They will normally carry out a physical examination of your hips. As part of their examination, they may also check your knees and back, as pain can sometimes be referred from a problem in these areas.
Your Consultant may arrange further tests to help confirm a diagnosis, must usually an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. (Please note that MRI and X-ray are available here on-site, while MRI will be carried out at our sister hospital, BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital.)
Once a diagnosis has been made, your Consultant will discuss suitable treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to talk through them with, so that you have clarity and peace of mind about the next steps.
Most people we see are local to Northwood and the surrounding areas. However, good road links make it easy to visit us from further afield if you prefer.
When you choose BMI Bishops Wood Hospital for help with your hip pain, you will benefit from:
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)