Hip Pain

When your daily routine is altered due to a hip injury, re-injury, surgery, accident or chronic condition, an OSI physical therapist can help you get you back to feeling your best! There are many injuries commonly associated with the elbow. Below are some common injuries associated with hip pain:

  • Hip Impingement
  • SI Joint Pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Labral Injuries
  • Glute Tendinopathies
  • Joint Replacements
Hip Pain

To treat hip pain, physical therapists prescribe customized stretches and strengthening exercises to better balance the muscles around the hip to protect it, and use manual therapies to help restore range of motion and increase comfort.

How is Hip Pain Diagnosed?

Your physical therapist will evaluate the range of motion (movement) of the hip and surrounding joints, and test the strength of the muscles in that area. Your therapist will feel the hip joint and surrounding muscles to evaluate their condition. The examination will include observing how you move, standing from a sitting position, walking, running, or squatting, as appropriate. Your physical therapist may perform special tests to help determine whether the hip is the source of your symptoms.

How can a physical therapist help?

When a person develops hip pain, but does not have severe symptoms or joint damage, the recommended treatment is physical therapy. The following interventions can help decrease pain, improve movement, and avoid the progression of hip pain and the need for surgery: