Most hip injuries and pain are caused by underlying issues such as:

  • Weak muscles
  • Muscular imbalances (for example, strong quads but weak glutes, which are muscles that support your hips)
  • Tightness
  • Poor mobility (meaning your joints can’t move fully)
  • Overuse (meaning you perform too much repetitive movement before your body/hips can adjust)
  • Gait issues (problems with the way you move on foot)

A hip physical therapist will identify which underlying causes contributed to your hip problems and fix those causes with a combination of effective treatments.

Because when the underlying cause is fixed, you can expect permanent relief from hip pain and problems.