Overview

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common condition that could occur at any age.  Since the hips play a main role in most everyday activities such as walking, running and squatting, they’re easily susceptible to injury, although less so than the ankle, knee, shoulder, and wrist.

Overview

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common condition that could occur at any age.  Since the hips play a main role in most everyday activities such as walking, running and squatting, they’re easily susceptible to injury, although less so than the ankle, knee, shoulder, and wrist.

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Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-ins are always welcome, or schedule an appointment to reserve a time.

Fast and Specialized

Skip the emergency room wait and receive more specialized attention than at an urgent care center.

Uniquely Certified

Ranking at the top 1% in medical certifications, our doctors are trusted medical directors for the NBA and MLB.

HIP Pain

About

The hip is responsible for many activities of the body. Although injuries on the hip don’t happen as frequently as in other joints, they are still very common. Inflammation in this area could be the consequence of either an illness or an injury. When inflammation occurs, the hip joint gets filled with fluid or blood which then stretches the hip capsule lining and causes pain. Other causes of hip pain are tendon inflammation, which occurs due to a repetitive action of the joint; different types of arthritis like osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, bursitis and rheumatoid arthritis; and fractures, which are very common on elderly people.

People suffer from hip pain for several reasons, but most fall under 3 major categories:

• Arthritis

• Soft Tissue

• Fractures

  • Treatment
  • Conservative
  • Medications
  • Surgery

At South Miami Walk-In Orthopedics and Sports Medicine we offer comprehensive care solutions for patients suffering from hip pain. We count on the vast experience of our doctors who work meticulously to get the proper diagnosis and treatment for our patients. In general, our procedure includes examining the affected area in close detail and designing a personalized plan of treatment that maximizes the chances of a proper and fast recovery.

Conservative therapy is for mild to less severe cases and focuses on reducing or eliminating the overdone motion that affected the hip in the first place. Resting helps the muscles and bones to heal themselves, and therapies like massage and cold/heat aid in the process as well. In addition, the compression technique of wrapping a thick bandage around the pelvis and hip is recommended as it aids in improving the condition. Although relatively difficult to achieve, elevation also helps reduce swelling.

When the cause of pain is related to a viral or bacterial infection, certain medications are prescribed. For local inflammation, injections of steroids like cortisone are applied to the affected area which ease the inflammation. Anti-inflammatory drugs commonly prescribed include naproxen, ibuprofen, and pain medications commonly prescribed is Tylenol. However, these should only be taken as prescribed by a doctor and subsequent follow-ups should be scheduled in order to measure the effectiveness of the medications.

Surgery is often required when the patient suffered a fracture in the hip. Pinning, plating, and screws are used to correct the broken bones. Herniated disks are removed with the help of surgery if conservative treatment doesn’t yield any results, and in case of arthritis at its severe level, the joint is replaced with the help of surgery.

Daniel Gonzalez

M.D.

Dr. Daniel Gonzalez is a sports medicine physician, board-certified in Family Medicine, who completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained significant experience at the highest level of collegiate and professional sports serving as an Associate Team Physician for Georgia State University’s NCAA Division-1 Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, and Cross Country, as well as an Associate Player Physician for the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake, Georgia. He also had the unique experience of providing medical coverage for USA Track and Field Olympic Athletes during their 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials.

A graduate from Florida State University and Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez completed his Family Medicine Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, where he was awarded the 2019 Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

He has a genuine interest in providing specialized medical care by maximizing nonoperative treatments in order to help you get back to doing what it is you enjoy most in life. Dr. Gonzalez is a native of South Florida who enjoys fishing and boating, as well as traveling in order to experience new places and cultures.

Dr. Scott D. Kazdan

D.O., FAAOS

Dr. Scott Kazdan is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with over 23 years experience. He has been serving West Broward county in private practice with a focus on Sports Medicine and Joint replacement.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Tulane University and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Kazdan is a General Orthopedic Surgeon treating a wide range of orthopedic injuries and issues. He employs the latest techniques in Surgical and Nonsurgical care. With his knowledge and experience his team will continue to provide outstanding care for their patients.

Dr. Fabian Morales

M.D., MS, CAQSM

Dr. Fabian Morales is one of only a handful of physicians in the United States to be double board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine and certified to practice Age Management Medicine. In addition to the acute management of orthopedic injuries and illnesses, Dr. Morales provides a full spectrum of orthopedic care including diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, fracture management and regenerative non-surgical orthopedics. Dr. Morales has significant experience at the highest levels of professional sports including serving as Medical Director for Event Medical Services at the National Basketball Association. He provides medical coverage for elite level athletes domestically and internationally including NBA Global Games, NBA finals, All Star Games and NBA basketball camps. He has also served as medical director for USA Boxing where he provided medical coverage at ringside for youth and adult boxing matches.

Dr. Morales has a special interest in regenerative nonsurgical orthopedics and Age Management for patients and athletes throughout their lives. He is a pioneer in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell treatments for a variety of orthopedic conditions.

A graduate of the Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Morales completed a residency at Jacobi Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as a team physician for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dr. Morales has been core faculty at the Sports Medicine fellowship at North Shore/LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine in New York and is the current supervisor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine rotation at the Emergency Medicine residency program at Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami. He has done multiple presentations and lectures on sports medicine and anti-aging as well as having multiple publications in the field. He has also been interviewed multiple times in television and print on topics relating to sports medicine.

Dr. Morales has been a life long athlete and participates in Mixed Martial Arts and CrossFit/Interval Training.

Dr. Morales is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in both English and Spanish.