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Second only to the knee in size, the hip joint allows us to bend, squat, take short or long strides, sit and balance, among many other important movements. The hip is made up of two main parts: a ball at the top of the thighbone and the rounded socket in the pelvis. Good hip function means we can dance, twist and turn, walk and run as we like. The hips gives us support and help keep us stable in our upright position.

Help for Hip Pain at MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is staffed by a wide range of musculoskeletal experts to help treat your hip pain, including:

  • Orthopedic surgeons — Orthopedic surgeons specialize in surgeries on the joints, bones and supporting structures of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Pain Management Specialists — Pain management specialists are doctors who focus on treating patients who suffer from chronic pain issues, to help patients feel less pain. Learn more about our Pain Management program.
  • Physiatrists — Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, treat conditions that affect how you move. They often work with patients who are experiencing pain, mobility problems or other issues after an illness or injury. Learn more about our Physiatrists.
  • Physical Therapists — Physical therapists are health care professionals trained to work with people to help them regain mobility and function after an illness or injury, or during recovery from some kinds of surgeries. Learn more about Physical Therapy at MultiCare.
  • Sports Medicine Specialists — Sports medicine doctors typically focus on treating conditions or injuries related to sports or exercise. Their patients range from serious athletes to people who simply lead active lives. Learn more about Sports Medicine.

Diagnosing and Treating Hip Pain

Since hip pain can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries, your first step in diagnosing your pain is to be seen by one of our providers. Your initial appointment will be usually be with one of our orthopedic surgeons or sports medicine doctors. The doctor will complete a full evaluation of your symptoms and recent activities. X-rays, and MRI or CT scans may be necessary.

Finding the reason for your pain will help determine your treatment, as well as which provider or providers will be part of your treatment team.

Common Hip Problems

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
  • Bursitis
  • Hip and pelvis stress fractures
  • Hip deformities
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip impingement syndrome
  • Labral tears
  • Tendonitis

Contact Us

To learn more or to make an appointment, select one of the providers listed above, or call:

Pierce County Locations (except Mountain Clinic):
253-792-6555

  • MultiCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Mountain:
    253-301-5150

South King County Locations:
253-372-6555

Pediatric Orthopedics:
253-403-1507