Physical Therapy for Hip Pain

Overview: The Hip

The hip is the grandest ball-and-socket joint in the body, and with size comes strength. This strong joint is where the femur connects to the acetabulum (socket). Cartilage is located between the connection of the two bones and prevents the bones from contacting one another. When contact does occur, pain is experienced. Although the hip is a very strong part of the body, it is not unbreakable. Whether it be old age, falling, or another injury, physical therapy in Farmingdale, NY, at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, has all the right tools to ease your hip pain. If your hip is irritated, here are some possibilities of what can be leading to your discomfort:

Causes of Hip Discomfort

Hip pain can cause or be caused by lower back discomfort, groin soreness, outer thigh injury, and other interconnected injuries. To avoid this group of irritations, learn about these causes that are possibly initiating your pain:

  • Arthritis: Arthritis comes in many shapes/ sizes and may be the root enforcer of your pain. Common arthritis conditions that can be causing your hip pain are Osteoarthritis (the deterioration of joints), Rheumatoid arthritis (joint disease causing inflammation), and Septic arthritis (joint infection). 

  • Injuries: Injuries to the hip can be devastating. These injuries include but are not limited to, hip dislocation, hip fracture, hip sprains, and hip tendinitis.

  • Pinched nerves: A pinched nerve is when pressure is substantial on the bone, cartilage, tissue, or muscles. Ordinary pinched nerves that induce hip pain include:

  1. Meralgia paresthetica: Pain, tingling, and blazing sensation of the outer thigh.

  2. Sacroiliitis: Inflammation to the joint connecting the lower spine to the pelvis (sacroiliac joint).

  3. Sciatica: Typically irritating one side of the body, sciatica refers to the discomfort of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs on both sides of the body and networks from the lower back, across to the hips and buttocks, and throughout each leg. 

When to see a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is central to recovering from hip complications. Our expert physical therapy in Farmingdale, NY uses state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques to land patients back to comfort. Central on movement treatment and mobility testing, physical therapy is a recommended path to recovery when:

  • Hip appears deformed

  • Hip is inflamed

  • Sudden swelling occurs

  • Inability to stand without discomfort

  • Pain when walking/moving

  • Surgical procedures are done

Hip injuries may require surgery to fix the problem. Your doctor may require physical therapy before or after the procedure, which is an integral step to a successful surgery. Physical therapy following surgery will allow your procedure to heal correctly and teach all the moving parts within your hips how to get back to normal. 

Physical Therapy in Farmingdale, NY

Choosing Farmingdale Physical Therapy East is a progressive decision. Our experienced staff will run through a range of tests measuring your mobility, range of motion, and functional ability. Once diagnosed, goals will be set in place along with a comprehensive personal plan of action to get you back on the road to a pain-free life. Our physicians will work one-on-one with you to make sure you are given the highest quality of rehabilitation and ensure that your time spent on treatment will only yield a better you. Invest in a future that is pain-free, by booking an appointment online or calling our office at (516) 293-0565. Don’t live in the darkness with hip pain any longer, join Farmingdale Physical therapy East, “Where the Sun Rises.”  Contact us if you are seeking physical therapy in Farmingdale, NY today.

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