Hip pains can be caused by a wide variety of problems whether it is due to trauma/ injury or may be due to any pathological condition. Hip functions in both the weight bearing activities like standing, walking, running as well as in non-weight bearing activities like turning on bed etc.
Symptoms of hip pains are dependent on the condition that’s causing it, one might feel the discomfort in one’s 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.
Sometimes the pain gets worse with activity, especially if it’s due to arthritis. Along with the pain, one might have reduced hip movement. Some people may even develop a limp from persistent hip pain.
Hip pain can be caused by various conditions like:
➤ Prolong lying on one side with awkward posture.
➤ Direct injury to the joint.
➤ Degenerative changes (Osteoarthritis of hip joint)
➤ Hip Fracture
➤ Hip Dislocations
➤ Muscular imbalances etc.
Physiotherapy helps in overcoming the hip main by means of various techniques:
➤ Exercise therapy including active / active assisted exercises for the hip joint, along with Strengthening and Flexibility exercises which helps in maintaining proper movement of the joint and reducing the stiffness.
➤ Postural stability, Balance and Gait training exercises are taught to the patients.
➤ Modalities are used to relieve pain and promote healing and decrease one’s symptoms.
➤ Joint Mobilization techniques and Stretching techniques are done manually to reduce pain as well as helps in giving better functional results.
➤ Patient Education regarding balancing the activity and rest period in order to decrease stress over the joint is necessary.
➤ Advance physiotherapy techniques like Tapping, Chiro-therapy , Dry needling gives major benefits to the patients with better outcomes.
Physiotherapy not only works on Pain Relief but also satisfies their patients in every aspect and helps in improving the overall Quality of life of a person.
It should be Chosen over the Medicines and Surgeries, as it gives way far better results without leaving any side effects.
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Frequently Asked Questions
One major benefits of physical therapy to help control the symptoms and improve overall functional mobility. Your physical therapy program should focus on decreasing or eliminating your pain, improving your hip range of motion and strength, and restoring normal functional mobility.
Running and jumping can make hip pain from arthritis and bursitis worse, so it’s best to avoid them. Walking is a better choice and consult a physio for the same.
Simple way to relieve hip pain is by holding ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better. You may also try heating the area. A warm bath or shower can help ready your muscle for stretching exercises that can reduce pain.
Below are the symptoms of Hip Pain and one should seek immediate medical attention if these appear :
A joint that appears deformed.
Inability to move your leg or hip.
Inability to bear weight on the affected leg.
Any signs of infection (fever, chills, redness)