Hip Pain

Hip pain is easily overlooked in everyday life. We often pass the pain off as something that will eventually get better — no big deal. But depending on what is causing your hip pain, it could actually get worse over time if left untreated.

The best way to prevent this is to visit a physical therapist when you notice recurring hip pain, so you can figure out what’s causing the pain. Hip pain can occur for many reasons, most of which are benign. While some conditions like an Acetabular tear or end-stage hip OA benefit greatly from surgery, many hip conditions like the ones listed below can be successfully managed with conservative measures like physical therapy.

  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hamstring pulls
  • Groin pulls
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Anterior hip pain

Once we identify the cause of your hip pain, we will then create a physical therapy program that can help heal it. Typically, to help reduce and eventually eliminate the pain, physical therapists for hip pain will give you exercises to improve strength and increase flexibility.

You do not have to let hip pain affect your lifestyle.

If you are ready to change the way you feel and resume a more active lifestyle, book your appointment today to meet one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist.

Can physical therapy help me avoid hip replacement?

According to a study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases in 2013, people with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis (OA) may be able to avoid hip replacement surgery if they exercise. In fact, the study showed that people who participated in an exercise therapy program for an hour at least 2X a week for 12 weeks were 44% LESS likely to need hip replacement surgery, compared with a similar group of people who did not exercise.

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How to recover from hip flexor injury?

While a mild hip flexor strain can take just a few weeks to heal, it can take more than 6 weeks to recover from a more severe strain. You can treat a mild strain at home with rest, alternating ice/heat, and simple exercises like hip flexor stretches. For severe strains, we recommend coming in to work with a physical therapist. Failing to fully recover from a hip flexor strain will typically result in a worse injury and greater pain down the road.

I am a runner, how can I prevent hip bursitis?

Hip bursitis for runners is a seriously painful, but easily remedied injury. It tends to be an overuse injury, so when you begin to feel pain in the hip, it’s generally recommended that you reduce your mileage or stop running entirely. All hip injuries can become serious quickly, and you want to prevent any further injury. 

The best way to diagnose and recover from hip bursitis is to work with a qualified physical therapist. Together, we will develop a routine of stretching and strength work that will help heal the bursitis effectively, as well as strengthen the hips to prevent future injury.

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