Hip and Pelvis Pain

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Hip pain is a prevalent condition seen in the community. Hip pain affects our comfort with sleeping, sitting at work and limits our ability to walk, run, and enjoy activities we do  on our feet. The treatment options for hip pain are often limited from evaluating physicians. If the hip pain is not addressed early, more serious back issues may result, including osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease which can lead to surgery.

The various types of hip pain that we see at Pinnacle Physical Therapy include and may arise from:

  • Bursitis (Trochanteric, Gluteal, And Iliopectineal Bursa)

  • Tendonitis

  • Labrum Injuries

  • Hip Arthroscopy Post-op Treatment

  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Fai)

  • Sciatica

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Arthritis

  • Leg Length Discrepancy

  • Muscle Imbalances

  • Muscle Strain

  • Ligament Sprain

  • Weakness/Instability

  • Gait Compensations

  • Total Hip Replacements

 

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How Physical Therapy Can Diagnose And Manage Your Hip Problems:

The primary objective of physical therapy is to identify the injury or specific cause of your hip pain and pelvis dysfunction. Once that is established, we focus to restore normal range of motion, strength, and stability of the structures around the hip joint.  This is done by re-establishing normal mechanics of the joint with respects to the structures that create movement and stabilize your pelvis and hips. Our therapists are different from other therapists in our extensive training and understanding of the in-depth mechanics of the hip and pelvis and it’s intimate connections with the spine and your core muscles.

All hip conditions and injuries are the result of loss of stability and control of the hips mechanical movements. Whether your hip condition has involved surgery or not, you will ultimately need to restore normal mechanical stability of the structures from your pelvis, through your hip and down to the knee, foot, and ankle  This can only be done with specific equipment and the appropriate training of the staff to restore the normal mechanics.


Making a Recovery

Your physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan. Initial treatments may include manual joint mobilization, traction, and soft tissue release techniques. There will also be specific exercises to improve hip strength, mobility, and stability. Proper instruction in restoring proper walking mechanics and postural corrections to avoid asymmetrical stress on either hip are essential to long term pain relief and sustained activity tolerance. Treatment with a physical therapist for pain in the hip and pelvis can result in a faster recovery and help you avoid surgery. Plus, you won’t have to just rely on pain meds anymore.

If you’re suffering from hip or pelvis pain, contact us today at Pinnacle Physical Therapy. Our trained and skilled physical therapists are your path to recovery. We are committed to giving you a healthy and painless life.

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