The hip joint is a very strong joint in the body that transfers our body weight from the pelvis to our legs and is the second largest weight-bearing joint in the body. The hip and the muscles surrounding the hip are important in stabilizing the pelvis and balancing our body when standing still as well as when walking, running, or jumping.
Hip pain is often related to overuse injuries and arthritis. Symptoms can include groin pain in the case of arthritis and labral tear, or pain on the outside or side of the hip. Pain usually occurs while sitting for long periods, walking, running or climbing stairs or following activity. In the case of arthritis, pain is felt after sitting for long periods or when first waking up in the morning.
Treatment for hip pain starts with a thorough exam with one of our doctors of physical therapy. We will analyze your gait pattern, movement patterns, strength, and range of motion. Following your exam we are then able to identify why you are having hip pain and can develop a treatment plan individualized to your goals and needs. Treatment will often consists of soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilizations, and other manual techniques followed by developing an exercise plan to restore function and strength of the muscles.
Below we have listed some common causes of hip pain, however, there are many different types of injuries and this is not and inclusive list. If you have specific questions about your injury please feel free to give us a call at (908) 276-0294.
- Hip Pain
- Hip Replacement
- Labral Tear
- Inter Trochanteric Bursitis