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Steve Hamilton, M.D.

Proper Batting Mechanics to Avoid Hip Injuries in Baseball

Batting is an extraordinary display of body mechanics, power, and timing. Each time a batter goes to swing, they load a tremendous amount of momentum to the backside of their body in the hopes of achieving an explosive hit. While the amount of force that is transferred from the ground to the player’s ...


The Most Common Hip Injuries in Athletes

Fortunately, it takes a considerable amount of force to seriously damage a healthy hip. The large muscles of the thighs, lower back, and buttocks all help protect the hip from injuries. So, when a hip injury does occur, it is more likely to be caused by chronic overuse of the joint and its associated ...


Issues Around the Hip: From Tendonitis to Bursitis

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. Its functions are twofold: it supports and stabilizes the body along with facilitating movement of the upper leg. To an athlete, the hip is indispensable. Even less active sports, such as golf, depend on a healthy hip for maximum efficiency. ...


Common Hip Flexor Injuries and Treatments

The hip flexor muscles are a group of muscles attached to the hip joint that allow you to both bring your knee toward your chest as well as bend at the waist. In other words, the hip flexor muscles are fundamental to everyday movement. When these muscles are injured, they are painful and limit your ability ...


Non-Arthritic Hip Conditions

Hip pain is often thought to be a part of the natural aging process. This may be due in part to the prevalence of hip osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis, that can occur as early as a patient’s 20s and continue to worsen with age. It most commonly begins in a patient’s 40s and 50s and ...


Hip Preservation Surgery: Conditions and Treatments

The hip, similar to other areas of the body, is subject to congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic conditions. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to pain, arthritis, and potentially a hip replacement early in life. The goal of hip preservation is to prevent or delay the early onset of ...


An Examination of Hip Labral Tears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

Your hips act as the foundation for your entire body.  Your hips contribute to your core strength which allow you to move your legs and provide support for your upper body. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The head of your femur (the ball) fits into the acetabulum of your pelvic bone (the socket). ...


Frequently Asked Questions about Hip Pain: Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Your hip joint is comprised of a “ball” and a “socket”—where your femoral head fits into the acetabulum of your pelvic bone. The overall joint is held strongly together by the architecture of the bones and surrounding ligaments. And, as with every joint in your body, any misalignment or bone ...


The Most Common Overuse Injuries in Sports

Practice makes perfect. No pain, no gain. Probably every athlete has heard these phrases at some point during their sports career. However, people often don’t realize just how dangerous overtraining and overuse can be to an athlete’s body. While it is imperative to train in order to improve your ...


Treating Meniscus Injuries

Treating Meniscus Injuries The meniscus is the semi-circular shaped disc, or cushion, that functions as a load-sharing shock absorber for the knee joint during weight-bearing activities. It is a tough, rubber-like tissue that lines and cushions joints. There is a meniscus on the inner side of your ...


Frequently Asked Questions about Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is a rotator cuff injury? The shoulder consists of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collarbone). The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that hold the head of the humerus and scapula together. While its primary function is to help stabilize the shoulder, ...


Arthroscopic Surgery for Common Sports Injuries

Today’s elite athletes push the boundaries of what is humanly possible. Countless train, day and night, strengthening their muscles and improving their techniques hoping to win championships and smash records. Unfortunately, injuries—particularly those related to the knee or shoulder— are a ...


Detecting and Treating Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

FAI or “Femoroacetabular Impingement” is a condition where the hip bones are shaped abnormally and do not fit perfectly together, causing the bones to rub, which ultimately damages to the hip joint. The hip is a ball and socket joint and a low friction tissue called articular cartilage covers the ...


The Advantages of an Arthroscopic Procedure

For high school and college athletes, there are few things worse than a season-ending injury. If sitting on the sidelines wasn’t already painful in its own sense, a severe injury and the conditions associated with it may continue long after the season has ended and may even lead to problems as an adult. Orthopedic ...