Hip Pain

Contact our hip specialists at East Shore Health Care & Pain Management today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online to schedule a free consultation.
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Our hips have to bear the full weight of our body. Our hips also need a full range of motion to work well. Having good posture will go a long way in helping preserve your hips. The most common barrier to good posture? A weak core, which cannot fully support your upper and lower body. Flexibility is also critical in trying to prevent hip injuries. Fortunately, physical therapy can help you relax any tensed muscle caused by injury that may be interfering with your movement. Not being able to do everyday activities like walking, cooking and sometimes even getting up from the bed seems like a nightmare. So by taking care of your hips now, you may have more years of pain-free movement in the future.

East Shore Healthcare can provide the highest level of care. A team of highly skilled therapists will work together for you to regain your ability to return to an active lifestyle. Since no two people have the same set of needs, therapy sessions are conducted one-on-one so that the physical therapists can focus solely on your specific needs and continually encourage you to push forward to reach your personal goals. Contact our hip specialists at East Shore Health Care & Pain Management today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online to schedule a free consultation.

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FAQs on Hip Pain:

What are the Signs of Hip Pain?

Hip pain is normally experienced in the front or groin area, which may cause a prominent limp, called a Trendelenburg gait. You may also experience stiffness more than pain, which can make it difficult to put on shoes or socks.

 

What are the Common Causes Hip Pain?

Pain medication use, symptoms of depression, and skeletal muscle weakness of the fractured leg can all cause moderate to severe hip pain. A pinched Sciatica nerve can also lead to hip pain. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, the pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Additionally, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a swelling that can eventually result in deformity and hip pain.

 

Who is at Risk of Developing Hip Pain?

  • Athletes are at higher risk of hip injury, since they are prone to long hours of muscle tearing. Bursitis is a common injury among athletes caused by unusual intense exercise. 
  • Elderly individuals are also at risk due to their weaker and fragile bones. 
  • Further, children with cerebral palsy are more prone to the development of hip problems because of abnormal mechanical forces in the hip and growth.

 

Can Workouts Cause Hip Pain?

Researchers from the University of British Columbia reported that physical activity is a risk factor for hip pain in young and middle-aged persons. High-intensity interval workouts such as weightlifting and crossfit can put more stress on the soft tissues and joints, resulting in  hip impingement (increased friction during hip movements).

 

What are the Treatments for Hip Pain?

Early treatment is important and involves an exercise program to maintain range of motion, hip muscle strength, and a healthy body weight. For some, treatment for hip pain involves hip surgery to repair a fracture or to resurface or replace the hip joint. These surgeries require a time of recovery and rehabilitation for the best outcome. If pain relievers, rest, and ice or heat (depending on the nature of the injury) does not solve your pain, it is best to seek our help. We can diagnose and treat the specific source of the pain accordingly.

For more information on hip pain and how we can help you alleviate it, call us at (717) 652-5550 or book an appointment online.

 

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