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Why does my hip hurt?

Hip pain is a common complaint and can be a result of many different reasons. In fact, patients will often report pain in the hips when the root cause is actually from pain in other areas of the body radiating to the hips (for instance, a hernia or groin injury). Though the hip is a resilient joint that can sustain repeated motion and usage, hip injuries often have crippling effects because nearly all body motion involves the hip joint.

Cartilage in the hip can become worn down, hip tendons can become overused, hip muscles can fatigue, and the hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or similar injury. If you experience hip pain toward the outside area of your hip, the buttock, or thigh it can be due to injuries involving tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the hip region. Another cause of low back pain, buttock pain, hip pain or even leg pain may be attributed to dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint (SI joint). The symptoms of an SI joint dysfunction may feel very similar to pain caused by sciatica.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a painful hip condition which is thought of as precursor to the development of hip arthritis. The underlying pathology of FAI is usually resultant from the impingement of bony incongruences at the pelvis and thigh bone. There are many varieties of FAI, but pain is usually located in the front of the hip with pronged sitting or athletic maneuvers. FAI is most commonly experienced by younger people participating in recreational or competitive athletics or dance, but can also be experienced in middle-aged population.

Symptoms of hip pain:

  • Groin pain
  • Pain inside the hip joint
  • Pain outside the hip joint
  • Pain in the thigh area
  • Pain in the buttocks area
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Limping
  • Pain with prolonged sitting
  • Pain while laying on your side

Possible reasons for hip pain:

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip fracture
  • Labral tear in the hip
  • Bursitis
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Pinched nerves
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Sports hernia
  • Gluteal muscle tear

 


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Treatment for hip pain

The treatment options for hip pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your hip pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your hip pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.

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Treatment options for hip pain include, but are not limited to:

Physical Therapy
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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained ankle or other sudden trauma. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less ability to…

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Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can be very effective when you have a condition that makes it painful to put weight on your lower extremities, such as arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, or low back pain. During aquatic therapy, the buoyancy of the water allows for less weight…

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BioSway
BioSway

The BioSway system challenges patients to shift and control their center of gravity through interactive balance games and rehabilitative training strategies. To use the BioSway, you stand on a small platform facing a touch screen in front of you. Through…

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Dry Needling
Dry Needling

Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture; however, they are very different techniques. Dry needling focuses on reducing pain and accelerating healing through a deep understanding of the relationships between our bodies and our central nervous system.…

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Orthopedic Therapy
Orthopedic Therapy

The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you're overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just…

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Post-Surgical Treatment
Post-Surgical Treatment

Physical therapy after surgery is extremely important for ensuring a full recovery. In addition to many other benefits, post-surgical rehabilitation can also help you regain full range of motion in the affected area. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy specializes in…

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