Your hip is instrumental in your ability to walk, run, squat, crouch and even crawl. The hip joint is a very complex structure and any type of imbalance in the muscles, bones or nerves that run through the hip complex can cause pain that takes you out of the game of life. When you are experiencing hip pain a physical therapist can help determine the sources of the pain. Pain in the hip could result from dysfunction of the hip joint itself or it could be a result of a problem in the lower back. Our expert staff Physical Therapist can evaluate you to determine the source and cause of the hip pain and devise an individualized treatment plan aimed at alleviating ache without prescription medications and help you avoid possible invasive procedures and/or surgeries.
How can I decrease Hip Pain?
Age related changes, overuse of the tendons and other soft structures and excessive wear and tear can be the contributing causes of your hip pain. What can be other significant causes of hip pain? It can be irritation of the soft gel like structures called bursa or it can be pinching of the nerves running through your hip.
Our Physical Therapists will evaluate your hip joint motions, flexibility of your muscles and tendons and accurately measure strength of specific hip musculature to determine the cause of hip pain. Based on that assessment, we provide you with a detailed path of recovery and with help of effective exercise protocol, we help you restore strength, flexibility and weight bearing ability of your hip to help you return to an active lifestyle.
What are the other possible causes of Hip Pain?
- Herniated disc,
- Compressed disc
- Protruding disc
- Muscle strain
- Weakness of core and back muscles
- Poor sitting or standing posture
- Sports injuries
How long does Hip pain usually last?
Some hip pain can ease on its own. However, if you notice persistent pain, you should contact a physical therapist. Many people try to push through the hip pain that they feel; however, this can actually cause an issue to worsen and become more problematic. Sharp or dull pain in the hip should be paid attention to and not pushed through. If pain persists, especially for two weeks or longer, it is in your best interest to contact a physical therapist, as that can be an indication of onset of a chronic condition.
Shall I continue walking/running, exercising in spite of having hip pain?
Our licensed physical therapists will examine your hip for signs of misalignment or structural damage, in addition to examining your transitions, stance, posture, walking pattern, and joint mobility. After your physical exam is complete, your physical therapist will prescribe a physical therapy plan for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains, and normalizing your joint function. Treatment plans for hip pain typically include activity modification, manual therapy, core strengthening exercises, use of various modalities such as the Clinical Ultrasound and Interferential Currents, strength and capacity training, range of motion restoration, graded exposure to previously painful activities, and patient education regarding activity modification.
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