Sporting injuries are very common and can happen at any time. When we’re younger we tend to heal faster, but as we age, recovery times become longer and longer and without the correct treatment some injuries will often not fully heal and lead to further complications. That’s why it’s important if you’ve picked up an injury, to seek advice and treatment from a qualified professional.
So if you’ve had an accident whilst playing and you’re in need of sports injury hip treatment in Melbourne, you should contact Dr Chandrasekaran today. He is an expert when it comes to treating sports injuries that affect the hip and groin area. Call us today to book an initial appointment to find out more information about treatment options.
Common hip sports injuries
The most common hip sports injuries are labral tears, femur bone fractures and hip dislocations. The hip joint bears a lot of weight, which is why it’s more susceptible to injury while playing sports. Hip sports injuries often require immediate medical attention to avoid further issues.
Labral tears, femur bone fractures and hip dislocations are the most common hip sporting injuries.
Benefits of getting treatment for a sports hip injury
If you’ve picked up a hip injury playing sport and don’t receive the correct treatment, it can lead to further complications affecting your hip, groin and other parts of your body. The numerous benefits of seeking treatment for a sporting hip injury include:
- Receive an accurate diagnosis of the injury
- Be provided with an accurate and thorough treatment and rehabilitation plan
- Increased strength and stability of the joint
- Improved range of motion
- Reducing pain and becoming pain-free much quicker
- Faster recovery time
- Avoid further hip complications
- Helps prevent further injuries from occurring
When should you seek treatment for a sports hip injury
Often if you pick up a slight hip injury whilst playing sports, you can treat it at home with rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). However, if those treatment methods haven’t worked and you’re still suffering from symptoms such as pain, discomfort, reduced mobility and range of motion, you should seek treatment immediately from a specialist.
If patients don’t receive the correct treatment, it can lead to further complications affecting your hip, groin and other parts of your body.
Dr Chandrasekaran will often first trial non-surgical treatments to manage your sports hip injury but in certain circumstances, depending on the injury, he may recommend surgery. The different treatment options include:
Hip Conditioning Program
A hip conditioning program consists of a range of exercises targeting the muscles around the hip, designed to improve strength, flexibility, range of motion and helps to prevent sports-related injuries in the future.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid injections provide pain relief after a sporting injury. They also increase the viscosity of the synovial fluid, acting as a shock absorber to protect the hip’s soft tissue from trauma.
Radiofrequency ablation is a new and innovative technique used to interfere with pain signals transmitted from the injured hip joint, providing significant pain relief after picking up a sports injury.
If your sports injury is severe, you may require a hip arthroscopy, the most common surgery to repair hip labral tears. Several small incisions are made to access the hip and an arthroscope (tiny camera) is used to help the surgeon locate and repair the labral tear.
How much does sports injury hip treatment cost in Melbourne?
The total cost will depend on which sports hip injury you’re suffering from, how severe it is and what treatment you require. In order to understand exactly how much the total cost will be, it’s best to book an appointment with Dr Chandrasekaran, who will be able to provide you with a full breakdown.
Dr Chandrasekaran is a specialist when it comes to hip sporting injuries and will be able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a thorough treatment plan.
Why choose MOATI for my sports injury hip treatment in Melbourne?
Dr Chandrasekaran is one of the city's most experienced orthopaedic surgeons and an expert when it comes to hip pain and sports injury treatment in Melbourne. He is regarded as a knee and hip injury specialist, having carried out thousands of procedures over the years and published 50 articles about his field. There is no one better to treat your sports injury.
Meet Dr Chandrasekaran
Dr Siva Chandrasekaran completed prestigious international fellowships in the United Kingdom, the United States and Switzerland. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Whether you’re an amateur or professional athlete, Dr Siva is committed to treating all of his patients equally. He ensures that he always uses the same meticulous approach to maximise both the chance of making a full recovery and ensuring you can resume normal daily activities as quickly as possible.
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