Hip Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy for Hip and Pelvis Pain Relief
The team at Excel Physical Therapy treats a number of different conditions related to hip and pelvis pain. Pain in the hip and pelvis areas can have a variety of causes, our physical therapists can help determine the exact source and cause of the pain.
Below are some common conditions we see often. They may have fancy clinical names, but if you have hip or pelvis pain, you can probably relate with some of these symptoms.
Muscle tightness – bursitis or trochanteric bursitis
Bursitis often occurs when the hip muscles are weak or the tissues around the hip become tight. Sometimes other more serious conditions like gluteus medius tendinopathy can occur with the bursitis. This can create tenderness in the hip area and pain when walking, standing, or lying on your side.
A pinch – femoral acetabular impingement
Femoral acetabular impingement means there is a pinching at the front of the hip joint caused by a misalignment, or possibly a bone formation, at the hip. Tight ligaments and muscles don’t necessarily cause the problem, but can make it worse.
Stretching, hands-on joint mobilization by a physical therapist, and strengthening exercises can improve mobility in the hips and help reduce the impingement. Education is an important part of managing this condition. With treatment from Excel Physical Therapy, we will help you understand which positions/postures or daily activities are exacerbating the problem.
Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced sciatic nerve pain. This often searing pain occurs down the back of the leg, in the buttock, or both. It’s important to note that problems in the low back and sacroiliac joint produce a similar pain. An experienced physical therapist can help locate the source of the pain, determine its cause, and create an effective pain treatment plan.
Arthritis in the hip joints is a common problem, especially as we age. While severe cases often require surgery, physical therapy is can be highly effective for treating mild arthritis in the hip and pelvis. A physical therapy program can work by increasing the strength and motion of the hip and knee and improving muscle and soft tissue mobility.
Let Excel Physical Therapy help reduce your pain and get you back to feeling your best.
Post-surgical recovery for the hips
Some conditions causing hip and pelvis pain may require surgery to repair or reduce the problem. Physical therapy is often an essential part of quick and effective recovery. Excel Physical Therapy in Oshkosh has Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists who are experienced in post-surgical rehabilitation for labral tears and femoral acetabular impingement.
Many individuals who receive a hip replacement never seek physical therapy outside of the hospital. While not all surgeons require, or even mention, post-surgical physical therapy for hip replacements, the benefits can be great!
Physical therapy can help improve strength, range of motion, and balance; all necessary functions to get you up, walking, and active with your new hip.