Hip Discomfort

The hips are a significant player in the weight-bearing structure of the body and the transfer of power and muscle force from your lower body to your upper body. As such, it is important to keep the joints strong and flexible to prevent future injury.  

When hip injuries do occur, we are here to help! The primary objective of physical therapy is to reduce pain by improving mobility and restoring muscle balance gradually. 

There are multiple causes of hip pain that may come from the ankle, knee, back, and of course the hip.  A proper physical therapy evaluation can determine the best course of action.

How long is physical therapy going to take to treat my hip pain?

Usually, about 6 weeks for it to go completely away and to stay away.  A substantial decrease in pain should happen within 3 weeks. However, sometimes if the pain has happened over an extended period of time, it may require a longer period of treatment.

Every person is different and responds differently to treatment. It also depends on what other musculoskeletal or physiologic issues that are occurring.

What are the consequences of not getting help and just dealing with my hip pain?

Pain and muscle imbalances will continually get worse and take longer to treat when a decision is finally made to get help

Why Types of Hip Pain Patients Do You See?

  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hamstring strains
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Hip bursitis
  • Gluteus strains
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hip tendinopathies and other muscle strains
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Labral tears
  • FAI (femoral acetabular impingement)
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Hip and pelvic fractures after appropriate healing
  • Hip dislocation
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Gait abnormalities

How do you treat hip pain?

  • Control pain/inflammation and promote healing
  • Develop support or muscle control of the hip
  • Hip joint mobilizations to help with pain and joints that not moving well
  • Strengthen and stretch
  • Hip/Total Joint Replacement

If you are getting a total hip replacement, an evaluation will determine the length of your stay and the costs involved with your surgery and rehabilitation with physical therapy. 

ELEVATE Physical Therapy Fitness and Performance may suggest mobility exercises like bicycling and strengthening exercises like leg raises, — depending on your current condition.

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