Hip Conditions/Treatment

hip conditions Blacksburg, VA

Hip Care Including Arthroscopy

Strong, articulating and the second largest weight bearing joint, our hips create a foundation of support while providing motion, speed and stamina. Unfortunately, they are not indestructible. An array of conditions or problems can develop in the hip with age, during contact sports and even in accidents. Some problems may include osteoarthritis, fracture, inflammation, muscle strain, cartilage injury, overuse injury, bursitis and tendonitis.

Common hip complaints include groin pain, clicking and popping, pain with certain movements, pain that moves into our thighs, and difficulty bending. Hips are critical to our ability to stand, walk, and run. If you are suffering from hip pain or limited activity due to stiffness Sideline Orthopedics has your answer. Dr. Bart Eastwood specializes in minimally invasive (arthroscopic) procedures of the hip. We also treat conditions conservatively and design rehabilitation plans that will get you up and moving as quickly as possible. Suffer no longer, call Sideline Orthopedics today.

Dr. Eastwood is experienced in diagnosing and caring for conditions and injuries of the hip.

A condition, known as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), occurs when the bones of the hip are atypically shaped. This irregularity in shape prevents the bones from fitting together ideally. The hip bones rub against each other causing damage to the joint. Impingement refers to a pinching or compression of the soft tissue around the hip socket. There are several types of impingement, depending on what is compressed and where the impingement occurs.


The labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint. The labrum stabilizes the head of the femur in the socket and acts like a rubber seal or a gasket holding the joint securely in place. Labral tears can produce pain, stiffness and other disabling symptoms of the hip joint.


The buttocks contains a large group of muscles call the hip abductors. The more familiar terms of the individual muscles include gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata muscles. These muscles work together to give the hip its wide range of motion and stability. A gluteus medius tear is a condition categorized by a severely strained gluteus medius muscle. The tear can result in a partial or complete rupture of the muscle.


Dr. Bart Eastwood specializes in arthroscopic hip surgery. A minimally invasive procedure, it can help patients regain the formerly active lifestyles that hip pain may currently be preventing.

Hip arthroscopic procedures may be used for a variety of hip condition; primarily, the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, articular cartilage injuries and the removal of loose bodies in the joint.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is also known as degenerative joint disease or arthritis related to the aging process. Inflammation or injury to a joint can break down the cartilage tissue.


Hip tendinitis is the swelling of the tissues, or tendons, connecting muscle to the bone in the hip joint. While requiring a medical diagnosis, it typically lasts a relatively short time in its milder form, resolving within days to weeks. Tendinitis occurs when a muscle is overused and pulls on the tendon that attaches it to the bone.


Most often, bursitis is caused by frequent “mini-traumas,” which can equate to the same hip condition produced by a single, more serious trauma. People who bike, run or stand, especially on hard surfaces for long intervals, may be more prone to bursitis of the hip.


Ready To Get Back In The Game?

Walk-In Clinics are Back at Sideline!

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 8 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 4pm
Tuesday & Friday: 1 pm to 4 pm

 The Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic is recommended for: