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How can physical therapy offer hip pain relief? Our hips are two of the strongest joints in the body. They have a range of motion unlike any other joint, and they allow us to complete those simple tasks that we often...
How can physical therapy offer hip pain relief?
Our hips are two of the strongest joints in the body. They have a range of motion unlike any other joint, and they allow us to complete those simple tasks that we often take for granted every day. Without our hips, we would have trouble walking, running, jumping, and doing many other ordinary things.
When you experience hip pain, it can be the result of many different conditions. And often times, it isn’t even your hip joint that’s causing the pain, but rather, other muscles and tendons that surround the hip.
Many things can cause your hip pain, but one thing is for sure, you will want to get it taken care of right away. If you allow the pain in your hips to continue without treatment, the wear and tear can be so damaging that you might need surgery, or even worse, a hip replacement.
The anatomy surrounding your hip joint is very complicated. This is a ball and socket joint, but there are bands of tissue, muscles, and tendons around the hip that allow the hip to move. Without these structures, we wouldn’t be able to move our legs the way we do.
Because there are so many different structures in the hip, there’s a lot of potential to damage them. The muscles, tendons, and bands of tissue can become inflamed causing serious pain. Additionally, the hip socket can experience wear and tear as we age, and a decrease in cartilage can also be the source of hip pain.
If you’re experiencing hip pain, you could have muscle or tendon strain, arthritis, tendonitis, nerve damage in your back, or even a hernia.
Certain, less serious conditions can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications, but more serious problems will require medical attention.
Physical therapy has been proven to be a very effective treatment method for hip pain. Through a variety of exercises and stretches, and resistance training the pain will eventually go away and you will regain and improve your range of motion.
If you’ve suffered from hip pain and self-treatment has not helped, schedule an appointment with Above & Beyond Physical Therapy. Our therapists are trained to guide you through the rehabilitation process and educate you so you can avoid future injury!