Reduce Hip Pain with Physical Therapy

The cause of hip pain may be an injury, age, inflammation, or disease. The reasons are wide-ranging, but the pain may be debilitating. If you are experiencing hip pain, there is no doubt that your daily life is altered.

Although you are in pain today, you can reduce hip pain with physical therapy.

Ten Causes of Hip Pain

A range of conditions causes hip pain. Your pain may even be a result of a knee or foot impairment. Here are ten causes of hip pain:

  • Arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture or Trauma Injury
  • Tendinitis and Inflammation
  • Bursitis
  • Osteonecrosis or loss of bone
  • Infection
  • Hernias from heavy lifting or weight gain
  • Sciatica from Disk Herniation, Spinal Stenosis or Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Meralgia Parasthetica or compression of the femoral nerve
  • Repetitive strain from sports

You may find walking, running, rising from a seated position, or climbing stairs difficult with hip pain. During the activity, the location of your pain will help your therapist or physician diagnose the cause of your hip pain. For example, pain in the front of the hip often indicates arthritis or muscle strain, while side hip pain indicates bursitis.

Reduce Hip Pain with Physical Therapy

If you have been experiencing hip pain for more than two weeks, it is time to be evaluated by your physician or physical therapist. Physical therapy will decrease pain and provide mobility and improved range of motion.

If your treatment plan includes surgery, PT pre-hab will provide faster post-surgery recovery. After surgery, you can expect physical therapy to play a central role in your recovery for six to eight weeks.

A professional therapist will also create a comprehensive home exercise program.

What Can You Expect at The Therapy Network?

A therapy specialist will evaluate your pain and condition during your initial visit to any of The Therapy Network locations in Virginia. Here is a list of evaluations that will guide your therapist in creating a custom recovery plan:

  • Gait Evaluation
  • Range of Motion Evaluation
  • Strength Measurements
  • Mobility Test
  • Balance Check
  • Pain Source Evaluation: Is your knee or foot the center of your pain?

Appointments are available today at our six locations in the Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake areas. Schedule an appointment as the first step to improving your quality of life.