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Hip Pain

What is it?

The hip joint is the largest ball and socket joint in the body and connects the body’s trunk to the legs. It bears the body’s weight, holds the force of the strong hip and leg muscles, and provides balance and stability when both standing and in motion. Hip pain can be associated with injuries, overuse activities, chronic conditions, or related to aging. Hip pain may limit range of motion and make walking or weight bearing difficult. Pain can be described as sharp and grabbing or constant and aching and felt in the outside of the hip, in the groin, or radiate down the thigh to the knee.

hip pain causesCauses

Hip pain is most frequently associated with an aging body, but also has other common causes:

  • Acute injuries to the hip or pelvis (such as a fall)
  • Core muscle injuries (sports hernias)
  • Overuse activities (cycling, running, swimming, etc)
  • Inflammation (arthritis)
  • Improperly fitting shoes with poor support
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Advanced age/osteoarthritis

hip painWhat We Treat

SportsCare Physical Therapy has extensive experience rehabilitating a variety of hip condition diagnoses. Our Physical Therapists regularly treat:

  • Total hip replacement Partial hip replacement
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Labral tears
  • Sports Hernias
  • Femoral acetabular impingement
  • Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis
  • Sciatica

hip pain treatmentTreatment 

SportsCare Physical Therapists not only to take into account your hip injury or condition, but also your goals, activity level, and general health. SportsCare Physical Therapists will first perform a professional evaluation and then build a personalized treatment regimen that may include:

Many people think pain in the lateral (outside) area of the hip is arthritis, and that it means they need a joint replacement, however most pain due to arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disorder will be located in the groin, or the front of the hip.

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