Physical Therapy For Hip Pain
The hip is the body's largest ball and socket joint. It can sustain a good amount of wear and tear. However, it does tend to break down and can cause significant amounts of pain or discomfort. Over time as we age and from extended use, the cartilage and tendons can be worn down. If you are having any pain in your hip and live in the Orange County area, you should visit Orange County Physical Therapy.
Common Causes of Hip Pain
One of the most common causes of hip pain is straining the muscles or tendons. When you repeat the same activities, the tendons and muscles can become inflamed by the use. This may prevent your hips from functioning the way they normally would.
Tearing the labrum of your hip is another common cause of pain. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around your hip joint. This cartilage acts like a rubber seal to hold the ball at the top of your thigh in place in your hip socket. People who constantly make a twisting motion are more likely to tear this cartilage. The tendons of the hip may also become inflamed and cause pain in your hip. This inflammation is referred to as tendonitis and it is caused by the stress of overuse.
Bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursa, can also cause hip pain. The bursa are fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between your bones and soft tissues. Fortunately, this inflammation can be treated with physical therapy.
Symptoms of Hip Problems
Hip problems can cause pain and discomfort. While the obvious areas of discomfort are the inside and outside of the hip joint, you may also feel it in your thigh, groin, buttocks, and back. The pain may get worse when you are more active. You may also find that your range of motion is reduced.
Will Physical Therapy Help My Hip Pain?
Physical therapy is a great way to reduce the inflammation and pain in your hip. Low impact exercises, resistance training, and stretching are excellent ways to help move and stretch your hip. Physical therapy can help improve your range of motion. Physical therapy may be a great start to improving your hip condition and we can give you an at-home program so you can continue working on it on your own.
Why Choose Orange County Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a great way to get you back on your feet when an injury or degeneration stands in your way to fitness. We believe that our unique ability to identify, diagnose, and treat your movement problems are key to helping you regain your movement and mobility. We offer telehealth options for those who are not able to come to our office. Call us today at (949) 379-8400 to schedule an appointment.