Hip Pain Relief
The hip is a ball and socket joint that allows for both stability and range of motion. Together with the pelvis, the hip transfers the weight of the body to the lower limbs for functional weight-bearing and locomotive tasks. Besides muscles and ligaments, there are a number of tendons and bursae that surround the hip that are susceptible to overuse and inflammation.
When you experience pain in your hip, it can make everyday movements such as walking and sitting painful. The sooner that you can resolve hip pain, the better. Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center can help to provide hip pain relief through physical therapy. Call us at (212) 213-3480 or contact us today to set an appointment.
Hip Pain Symptoms
Hip pain and injury can commonly be felt in other areas of the body, such as the groin, outer and back of thighs, knees, and buttocks. Symptoms may also radiate down the lower leg to the ankle. Since other conditions can cause pain in these areas, a thorough assessment is needed to determine where the pain comes from.
While you should visit your doctor for a diagnosis, it is important to mention any changes in pain or new symptoms to your physical therapist. They will be able to assess the extent of the injuries, as well as to make a treatment plan to help you overcome symptoms.
Physical Therapy Assessment for Hip Pain
When you visit your physical therapist for hip pain, you will likely undergo an assessment. This will show how the hip pain has impacted your range of motion and function, as well as to give you an initial score to compare future assessments against. Having a way to measure how well physical therapy is helping is critical throughout the treatment process.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
There are many different causes of hip pain. Some of the most common causes of hip pain that physical therapists treat include:
- • Osteoarthritis
- • Hip fractures – acute and stress
- • Tendonitis – adductor, hamstring, gluteal, rectus
- • Femoris
- • Labral tears
- • Bursitis – trochanteric, psoas, and ischial
- • Capsulitis
- • Avascular necrosis
- • Nerve entrapment
- • Osteoporosis
- • Synovitis
- • Snapping hip
Hip Pain Treatment
Hip pain treatment varies based on the cause. Some conditions require surgery and physical therapy, while others can benefit from medication, lifestyle changes, and physical therapy. Your doctor will serve as your main source of treatment, prescribing the necessary medications and referring you to physical therapy.
Physical Therapy for Hip Pain
Physical therapy for hip pain generally involves three parts: customized treatment plan, weekly physical therapy appointments, and a home exercise program. Every client has different strengths, goals, and pain tolerance levels. The treatment plan should be customized to address your specific needs. Your home exercise program will also need to be personalized.
Manhattan Physical Therapy and Pain Center is a leader in hip pain relief and injury recovery, and we look forward to helping you with all your physical therapy goals. Call us at (212) 213-3480 or contact us today to set an appointment.