Hip pain

Hip pain

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body and can withstand a fair amount of wear and tear throughout the years. However, you shouldn’t ignore hip pain, even if it seems minor. Contact the Doctor Reuter Medical Center for the best orthopedic treatment in the country with Dr. Helge Schmitz.

    when to see an orthopedic expert: common hip problems

    You might experience hip pain for many reasons, such as a fracture, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, or muscle strain. However, you can only be sure by seeking expert advice. Book an appointment with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Helge Schmitz if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:

    • Hip pain

    The most common cause of hip pain is osteoarthritis, caused by damaged cartilage that leads to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Bone growths that develop around the hip joint can also cause stiffness. While less common, hip pain can also result from fractures, reduced blood flow, and inflammation or swelling.

    • Loss of function

    Osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis of the hip can destroy the joint, eventually causing a total loss of function and the potential need for a replacement. Osteonecrosis develops when there is limited blood supply to the femoral head and can affect almost anyone; however, it is more common in people between 45 and 60.

    • Limited range of motion

    A limited range of motion in the hips can result from conditions causing pain, swelling, discomfort, and mechanical issues. These may include a frozen hip, a fracture, septic arthritis, or a labral tear. Regardless of the cause, it is advisable to consult with an orthopedic expert promptly if you experience stiffness accompanied by pain, joint deformity, or discoloration of the hip area.

    While the hip joint is highly robust and durable, it is essential not to ignore pain or injury. Our clinic offers various treatments for hip pain tailored to address your specific symptoms.


    • Infiltration therapy

    Orthopedic expert Dr. Helge Schmitz utilizes injections to relieve pain and treat root causes directly. These injections include:


    1. Intra-articular: ultrasound-guided injection administered directly into the hip joint
    2. Trochanteric bursa: administered to patients exhibiting bursitis on the outer part of the hip


    • Shockwave therapy

    Shockwave therapy is available for individuals with soft tissue or bone disorders around the hip area. Dr. Schmitz can perform extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) to address the damaged area. Unlike invasive surgery, our medical centers’ medical-grade shockwave therapy requires no anesthetics and poses few to no complications. Additionally, patients typically experience significant improvement within 4 to 5 weeks, with about 80% of patients seeing results. Each treatment session usually lasts only 30 to 40 minutes.


    • Manual medicine & chirotherapy

    Dr. Schmitz may perform a functional assessment to identify the hip pain. Upon diagnosis, he curates a personalized physical therapy plan, offering posture advice and other treatments to reduce inflammation and pain.


    • Second opinions

    Have you already consulted with an orthopedic professional but want a second opinion? We can strengthen your diagnosis through several comprehensive tests.



    If you are experiencing hip pain or a loss of function, get help right away. Contact our team of experts at Doctor Reuter Medical Center for professional medical help today.

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    Dr. Helge Schmitz

    Dr. Helge Schmitz

    Consultant orthopedist and orthopedic surgeon