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Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint and can be a result of many different degenerative or mechanical reasons. Although the hip is a resilient joint that can sustain repeated motion and usage, hip pain often has disabling effects because nearly all body motion involves the hip joint.

Often hip pain on the lateral aspect of the hip, the buttock, or thigh it can be due to injuries involving tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the hip region.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a painful hip condition that can occur as a precursor to the development of hip arthritis. The underlying pathology of FAI is usually related to the impingement of bony incongruences at the pelvis and thigh bone. Often the pain is usually located in the front of the hip with pronged sitting or athletic maneuvers. FAI is most commonly experienced by younger people participating in recreational or competitive athletics or dance, but can also be experienced in the middle-aged population.

Common Symptoms of hip pain:

• Groin pain
• Pain inside or outside the hip joint
• Pain in the thigh area
• Pain in the buttocks area
• Reduced range of motion
• Gait disturbance
• Pain with prolonged sitting
• Pain while laying on your side

Goals of hip physical therapy treatment:

• Improve range of motion.
• Strengthen the muscles and tendons.
• Reduced referred pain to the hip from back.

Causes of hip pain:

• Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
• Osteoarthritis
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Septic arthritis
• Tendinitis
• Trochanteric bursitis
• Hip dislocation
• Post-operative pain
• Hip fracture
• Labral tear in the hip
• Bursitis
• Inguinal hernia
• Lower back pain referred into the hips secondary to pinched nerves
• Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
• Sports hernia
• Gluteal muscle tear


We strive to provide a comprehensive individualized patient centered care for a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal pain disorders. We will seek to rehabilitate your condition utilizing the newest methodology and​techniques in therapy.

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