Find Out How Dr. Jeffrey Mendelson Can Help You Beat Hip Pain
As an orthopedic surgeon passionate about helping people of all ages get back on their feet and live an active lifestyle, Dr. Jeffrey Mendelson offers this website as a resource for what is and isn’t normal when it comes to hip pain, and what can be done about it. You’ll find valuable information on the following topics:
- What Causes Hip Pain
- Non-surgical Options, such as lifestyle modifications, exercise, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicine, and glucosamine/chondroitin
- Surgical Intervention: Total Hip Replacement vs. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
- How to Determine What’s Right for You
Affiliated with St. John Providence Health System (Warren) and St. Joseph Mercy Health System (Livonia)
Dr. Mendelson practices at Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, which is a full-service clinic specializing in orthopedics, spine, pain management, and physical therapy. Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics has two offices in the southeastern Michigan area. The office in Warren is associated with St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital, and the other in Livonia is associated with St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Both hospitals are designated by Blue Cross Blue Shield as Blue Distinction Centers for Hip and Knee Replacements. Dr. Mendelson serves as the director of the St. Mary Mercy Center for Joint Replacement.
New Treatment Options for Hip Pain
For anyone athletic or who wants to be active, nagging pains are annoying. And if it’s mobility-limiting pain, that brings up an even bigger concern. Often, people who have chronic or severe pain may falsely believe:
- There’s not much that can be done about it
- It’s just part of getting older
- They have to live with the pain until they are “old enough” to have a joint replacement
- The only option is surgery
- That if surgery is required, they will have a long and painful recovery
- That they may be limited in athletic activities even after surgery
In reality, early intervention may result in less invasive treatment options as well as better long-term outcomes. By consulting an orthopedic doctor and treating it early, you could be preventing years of unnecessary pain or worse issues down the road.
And if joint replacement is recommended, people with hip pain now benefit from even better technology. Waiting to have a joint replacement had been the standard advice 20 years ago, when the lifespan of the implant was uncertain. But today, with new techniques and materials, joint replacement is available to people as young as their 20s and 30s.