Hip Pain

Are You Experiencing Hip Pain That Interferes With Weightlifting, Running, Jumping, Squatting, Climbing Stairs, Getting up From a Low Seat, Sleeping, or Carrying Out Your Regular Work or Home Responsibilities?

Do any of the following scenarios resonate with you?

Our Primary Objective Is To Assist You In Discovering Long-Term Solutions To Your Pain.
Typical Hip Conditions We Treat:
  • Arthritis
  • Labral Tears
  • Joint Instability
  • Hamstring Strains
  • Femoroacetabuar Impingement
  • Hip Flexor Tendinopathy
  • Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome
  • Pre/Post-Op Total Hip Replacement

Common Causes:

  • Impaired Mechanics: Stiffness in the joint or decreased flexibility in the muscles leading to reduced range of motion. Weakness and muscle imbalance, as well as impaired posture, can contribute to this.
  • Injury: Sudden impact or excessive load on the tissues can result in hip pain.
  • Chronic Compensations: Previous injuries or fear of future injury can cause avoidance of certain muscle groups, leading to overuse of other tissues as compensation.

Wholehearted and Healthy Physical Therapy Approach:

  1. Break the pain cycle through education, manual therapy, and enhancing tissue mobility.
  2. Improve joint, muscle, and nerve mechanics during daily functional tasks and specific exercises or sports activities.
  3. Strengthen and condition the tissues to enhance their capacity for desired demands while reducing the fear of re-injury.
Hip-Specific Treatments:

Our approach focuses on finding practical solutions and providing targeted treatments to alleviate hip pain, enhance mobility, and enable you to return to your desired activity level.

Key Concepts to Consider:
  1. Tissues Heal: The body can heal itself naturally, but sometimes the healing process gets stuck in the inflammatory phase. In such cases, assistance may be needed to transition to the recovery phase.
  2. Pain Correlation: The trustworthy source of pain is often not well correlated with imaging results such as X-rays or MRIs. Tissue damage on imaging does not always cause pain or functional limitations, and conversely, pain can be experienced without visible findings on imaging. This is often due to heightened sensitivity of the nervous tissue.
  3. Exercise Soreness: Soreness following exercise is not necessarily a cause for concern. It is not the ultimate goal but rather an indication of tissue micro-damage due to proper overload. With recovery, the tissue becomes thicker and more robust. Monitoring soreness can help determine if the tissue is ready for increased load, should maintain the current level, or require a reduction in training intensity until the tissue is better prepared.
  4. Return to Activities: In most cases, returning to previous or desired activities is possible through proper education, correct mechanics, and gradually increasing the tissue load. Following these principles makes it feasible to regain functionality and pursue activities without limitations.

Understanding these important aspects can guide your approach to healing, rehabilitation, and a triumphant return to your desired activity level.

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