Hip pain can cause issues with walking, going up and down stairs, sitting to standing, and more. Avoiding activities like these due to pain, stiffness, or weakness can result in even more dysfunction. Physical therapy provides a plan to decrease pain and weakness, as well as strengthen your hips, and aims to avoid the dreaded hip surgery.
Common hip conditions we treat
Healthy bursa act to reduce friction in the joints and prevent the tendons from fraying under stress. Tendonitis and bursitis are often caused by repetitive use or overuse. Both conditions cause pain, inflammation and difficulty walking.
Avascular necrosis of the hip
Caused from temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone, avascular necrosis is a disease that most commonly happens in the ends of a long bone head such as the femur. Symptoms may include joint pain and limited range of motion.
Hip fractures commonly occur from a fall or a direct blow to the hip. Some conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, and stress injuries can also make the hip more susceptible. Pain from a hip fracture will be felt in the outer upper thigh or groin, and will increase with any attempt to flex or rotate the hip.
Total hip replacement (and other hip surgeries)
In a total hip replacement, or hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. Physical therapy plays a key role in your recovery and helps you get back to activity quickly.
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