Your doctor may have prescribed you medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, painkillers, or offered an injection. These “treatments” may provide temporary pain relief, but they do not provide a permanent solution to your pain. There are tons of products out there that are marketed to “treat hip pain.” However, the majority of these products and supplements are not backed by real scientific research. Practice caution before purchasing any device or supplement that claims to treat hip problems. Hip replacement surgery is sometimes successful in treating severe cases of hip pain that impair your movement and interferes with your sleep and daily activities. The main issues with hip replacement surgery are that it: [...]
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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.
There are many hip conditions that have similar symptoms but require totally different treatments. So, how will your hip physical therapist distinguish which hip condition you have if it has similar symptoms as another condition? Your hip physical therapist will know exactly which questions to ask and which tests to perform to give you an accurate diagnosis. These questions and tests will also reveal the underlying cause of your hip problem. Here are some of the questions and tests that you can expect during your first physical therapy appointment: #1 Initial questions You will answer some initial questions about your hip pain. It will help to bring notes about your symptoms, which [...]
A hip physical therapist is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hip pain, injuries, and conditions. Hip physical therapists provide thorough treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s specific hip condition and goals.