Hip pain is a common reason for many people to seek Physical Therapy. It is a major joint, so any discomfort, stiffness or injury will place limits on daily activities such as walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs. Keeping the hip strong and mobile helps to reduce the risk of injury and pain. It also helps us to restore normal function and reduce hip pain when it does occur. Many hip injuries, such as sprains, strains, bursitis, or fractures occur from the repetitive nature of sports or recreational activities. This weight bearing joint is also prone to arthritis.
Hip pain can be felt in the front or side of the hip and is often confused with low back pain. A Physical Therapist to help identify the source of the problem and PT for the hip can help to avoid surgery. If surgery is necessary, physical therapy can assist in recovery. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain or have had a recent injury, don’t wait for your hip pain to become unbearable. Contact Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance for a full evaluation by our Doctors of Physical Therapy. We can determine if additional tests are needed and get a jump start on the best plan to begin recovery.
There is no set timeline for recovery but, working with a Physical Therapist can certainly help speed it up. At Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance, you will experience one on one treatment with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to create a personalized plan that gets you meeting and even exceeding your goals with fewer visits. The immediate goals are to reduce pain and swelling in your hip. As rehabilitation progresses, you can expect hip exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility.