How Can Physiotherapy Help With Hip Pain

How Can Physiotherapy Help With Hip Pain


If you experience pain in your hip, it could stem from a number of factors, varying from abnormalities of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels and soft tissues of your hip. Sometimes diseases that affect other joints in the body, such as arthritis, can also be the cause of pain in your hip. Trauma can also be a cause of hip pain. Pain in the hip area may also originate from painful infections or other conditions of the skin, such as shingles. Hip pain may also occur because of a problem with your back or spine.

Symptoms of Hip Pain can depend on the condition that’s causing your hip pain, and you might feel the discomfort in your:
– Thigh
– Inside of the hip joint
– Groin
– Outside of the hip joint
– Buttocks

Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia), can radiate to the hip. You might notice that your pain gets worse with activity, especially if it’s caused by arthritis. Along with the pain, you might have reduced range of motion. Some people develop a limp from persistent hip pain.

Get medical help right away if:
– The hip pain came on suddenly.
– A fall or other injury triggered the hip pain.
– Your joint looks deformed, or is bleeding.
– You heard a popping noise in the joint when you injured it.
– The pain is intense.
– You can’t put any weight on your hip.
– You can’t move your leg or hip.

Get Physical Therapy Help
Physical therapy is one of the best ways to deal with chronic hip pain. It helps strengthen your hip muscles and improve bone density. Range of motion exercises and trigger point therapy can be very effective in unknotting your muscles and letting them stretch out. Furthermore, an effective physical therapy plan can deal the need for any hip replacement surgery.

You can easily visit a nearby therapist clinic to deal with your hip pain before it gets worse. Until you do, here are two simple exercises that you can do at your home.

  • Bridging

– Begin this exercise lying on your back.
– Slowly lift your bottom pushing through your feet, until your knee, hip and shoulder are in a straight line.
– Tighten your bottom muscles as you do this.
– Hold for 2 seconds and repeat 10 times.

  • Hip Extension in Lying

– Begin this exercise lying on your stomach in the position demonstrated.
– Keeping your knee straight, slowly lift your leg tightening your bottom muscles.
– Hold for 2 seconds and repeat 10 times.

Get in touch with a physical therapist and deal with this pain, it will only get worse. Under the guidance of a physical therapist, you have take part in more effective and complex physical exercises.