Signs you need physical therapy for hip pain

hip pain physical therapy

Are you wondering if physical therapy is the answer for hip pain relief? If your hip pain is causing an inability to perform your daily tasks like sitting at work, walking your dog or going grocery shopping, then physical therapy may be the key. A physical therapist will evaluate the cause of your pain and determine an appropriate treatment plan to get you back to your daily routine. Read the following article to learn about why physical therapy is beneficial for hip pain relief.

Advantages of physical therapy for hip pain

Joints in the hip are often susceptible to injury or damage due to the fact that the hip is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body and is responsible for providing stability. Physical therapy is often recommended for mild to moderate hip pain because this treatment works to strengthen the muscles surrounding the hip joint, ultimately placing less pressure on the joint. 

For instance, the following physical therapy exercises may be recommended to combat your hip pain and discomfort:

 

  • Hip flexor stretches — Place one knee on the floor and the other leg out in front of you with both knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Next, push your hips forward while keeping your back straight, so you feel a stretch in the front of your hip. After 30 seconds, you can switch legs. Repeat as needed. 
  • Squats — Put your hands out in front of you and bend your knees so you are folding at the hip joint. Make sure your spine is straight and your stomach muscles are tightened, then lower your butt to the floor to where your hip joint is below your knee joint. Once this is complete, go back to your starting position. Repeat as needed.
  • Hip bridges — Lie on your back with your knees bent upward, your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at the side of your hips. Squeezing your glutes, lift your hip off the floor for a few seconds, creating a diagonal line between your knees and shoulders. Hold the bridge for a couple of seconds and gently ease yourself back down. Repeat as needed.   

 


Reach out to Armor Physical Therapy for hip pain relief

To learn more about the physical therapy treatments available for hip pain, visit Armor Physical Therapy. Our physical therapist will work with you to create a customized treatment plan designed to improve your joint mobility, strength and range of motion so you can get back to the activities you are missing out on.   

Contact Armor Physical Therapy today to get started on your journey to relief and schedule an initial appointment at one of our Michigan locations.