Hip pain can wear you down and prevent you from enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle. Results Physical Therapy provides extensive physical therapy services to get you back on your feet. They have two convenient locations in Gainesville and Fairfax, Virginia. The skilled staff members at Results Physical Therapy hold clinical degrees, which empower them to provide top-quality care. For physical therapy care call Results Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.
Hip pain can affect more than just your hip joints. People who suffer from hip pain often report pain in their buttocks, upper thighs, lower back, or groin. The location of your hip pain may depend on its cause.
If you have hip pain, your pain may be either achy or sharp. You might also notice that your hips or other joints feel stiff or swollen. Your pain may be constant, or it may come and go. A trained physical therapist can help you find strategies to reduce your pain and improve joint function in your hips.
Hip pain can result from a variety of conditions, including:
You may also experience hip pain if you tear or strain a muscle in that area. In some cases, back pain or back problems can also cause pain to radiate into the hips or buttocks. Your physical therapist will help you determine what’s causing your hip pain and how best to treat it.
If your hip pain is due to an underlying medical condition, your doctor may recommend medication or surgery. But physical therapy can also help treat hip pain and works well with many medical treatments.
Your physical therapist may use heat, ice, or water therapy to treat your hip pain. You might also receive massage therapy to help improve flexibility and joint function. Your physical therapy will recommend at-home exercises to increase muscle strength in your hips, legs, or back.
People who suffer from hip pain often try to skip activities that put pressure on the hips. If your pain is severe, you may even avoid low-impact exercises like walking. But failing to exercise your joints and muscles can increase your pain and stiffness.
At Results Physical Therapy, trained physical therapists will build a treatment plan that's right for you. Your physical therapist will guide you through safe exercises that can relieve pain and help you regain your mobility.
Don’t let hip pain destroy your independence and vitality. To learn more about how physical therapy can provide long-term pain relief, call Results Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.