I wanted to take a moment to thank Dr Diehl, Trish and all of his staff for giving my husband his life back. At the age of 41 being, diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis was devastating and it was in both hips. Over the last year and a half his health went down hill, so bad that he could hardly walk anymore and function in his normal daily life. He used a walker and a cane to get around and couldn’t travel even to the grocery store. He suffered horrific pain day after day, that is until we walked in to Dr Diehl’s office. Dr Diehl was understanding and compassionate and listened to the important symptoms my husband shared. He understood the pain my husband was suffering and he validated that to him. He has the BEST bedside manner as well as his PA Trish. They worked fast to get his hip replacement surgery scheduled to help get him some relief. Within 1 week he had the first hip done and when he woke up he could immediately tell that the bone crushing pain was gone. His recovery went great! When we went for the second post op appt Dr Diehl knew the right hip was hurting my husband a lot and was beginning to wear out a lot faster than we expected and the pain was increasing in that hip. He said “lets fix it”. My husband was on a time crunch to get back to work so the staff again worked fast and hard and we were in surgery a few days later fixing the right hip. We are now 2 weeks post op, he is already in PT, he can walk, he can get in and out of the car again, he can even just sit and watch TV with out moaning from pain. He was able to sleep in bed again after a year of sleeping in a recliner. Emotionally this disease depressed our entire family, including our children, but not now. In fact he can do anything now. He is 100% pain free. The bone crushing/crippling pain is 100% gone! In 6 short weeks, this amazing surgeon gave my husbands life back to him, me and his children. Our family no longer has to suffer and watch our loved one hurt all the time. He is smiling, laughing, making jokes and he wants to go everywhere and do everything again. There are no words that can even come close to the gratitude that we have for Dr Diehl and Trish. You were blessed with healing hands and that is exactly what you did for my husband and our family. The reality is that Dr Diehl saved his life. Bless you and your entire team, from the front office staff, to nursing to radiology, to the Trish and Dr Diehl. We were treated amazingly every time we have been in the office or have had contact via phone. This is an amazing office and honestly there aren’t enough kind words to say about everyone there. I hope that you share this with Dr Diehl, your staff and please share this with your patients. The world needs to know what a gift Dr Deihl has. Our deepest heart felt thanks.Melinda
Hip Pain in Frisco, TX
Hip pain is often the result of fractures, arthritis or injury. The hip pain specialists at Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine complete thorough patient evaluations in order to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment program. If hip surgery is necessary, our experienced Frisco orthopedic surgeons will help you recover and return to normal life as soon as possible.
Hip fractures can happen to anyone and are very serious because of their location. Symptoms may consist of swelling, pain, and discoloration. Other more serious symptoms include the inability to move the leg or the affected leg seeming shorter. If you believe you have fractured your hip, seek immediate attention and be still until help comes.
Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic hip pain. Thousands of Americans suffer from an arthritic hip. This disease can keep one from performing their routine daily activities.
There are three types of arthritis that generally affect the hip:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
This is the most common form of arthritis in which the cartilage that protect the hip joint wears out. Cartilage cannot be repaired or replaced, but physical therapy can improve the range of motion and reduce pain.
Common symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip:
- Groin pain
- Severe hip pain
- Stiffness, especially in the morning
- Limited movement
- Rheumatoid arthritis
When osteoarthritis is present, the cartilage is not being provided with enough lubrication and nourishment. This leads to loss of motion, stiffness, and pain.
Osteonecrosis is a disease that causes severe aches and pains and results from lack of blood supply to the bone. Most commonly affecting the femoral head, the bone receives inadequate blood supply and eventually dies. This disease is most commonly caused by a dislocation or fracture but has also been associated with traumatic injury, excessive consumption of alcohol, and steroid use.
Common Hip Injuries
Common types of hip injuries, which can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain:
- Tendinitis (tendonitis) – inflammation of tendon or surrounding area
- Bursitis – painful inflammation in the hip that causes tenderness and pain when touched or moved
- Contusions – bruises that appear after trauma to the hip area
- Sprains – the stretching of hip ligaments
Treating Hip Pain
In some cases, conservative treatments may include physical therapy, bracing, or injections. However, if the hip pain is not responding to conservative treatments, then hip surgery may be recommended. Hip surgery may include:
- Minimally-Invasive Surgery
- Hip Replacement Surgery
Additional Conditions We Treat:
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hand and Wrist Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Foot and Ankle Pain
Contact Our Hip Specialists
Our hip specialists are currently accepting new patients. If you are experiencing hip pain and would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Frisco clinic at (214) 705-2861.