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Your hip is an extraordinarily strong and stable joint designed to withstand a decent amount of wear and tear. However, despite its durability, your hip is not indestructible. The cartilage in the hip joint can become damaged with age and use, muscles and tendons can be overused, or bones in the hip can break. Any of these prevalent conditions can cause hip pain. At Park Physical Therapy, our team is here to help you get to the bottom of your hip pain and will design a treatment plan to get you back to normal, pain-free function. Continue reading to learn more about hip pain! 

Is Hip Pain Normal?

Hip pain is a prevalent complaint that brings a lot of patients to physical therapy. Hip pain can stem from a wide variety of problems and refer to pain in or around the joint. When your hip is pinged with pain, it can be challenging to walk, run, stand, or engage in many routine activities. Hip pain has the potential to become overbearing and limit your daily functioning. Here are some of the most common hip complaints we see at Park Physical Therapy:

  • Arthritis – Arthritis-based hip pain can make it painful to move your legs. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common culprits of hip pain. 
  • Piriformis Syndrome – The piriformis is a powerful muscle in the back of your hip that helps you rotate your leg outward. Piriformis syndrome can make moving your leg out from the body extremely painful. 
  • Stress Fracture – A stress fracture in the hip typically starts as a dull ache that progressively worsens. A stress fracture in the hip can feel a lot like a pulled muscle, but this injury won’t respond to taking a break from activity. 
  • Snapping Hip – If you move your leg and feel a pop in your hip at the top of the thigh, you may have a snapping hip. As you move, the tendon snaps over the top of the femur and causes pain. 

You should not ignore your symptoms if you are experiencing persistent pain in your hip. Getting your pain evaluated by our experts at Park Physical Therapy can help you get to the bottom of your pain and receive the most effective treatment to restore normal, pain-free function. 

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Hip pain that doesn’t improve after a few days off from activities and rest is not normal. At Park Physical Therapy, our team is well-versed in managing hip pain that stems from a variety of causes. Our team will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best course of action to treat your hip pain at the source. Be sure to contact us today to learn more about hip pain treatment and request an appointment!