Alleviate Hip Pain With Physical Therapy

Like the shoulder, the hip is a ball-and-socket joint allowing for a wide range of motion. Although very durable, the hip isn’t immune to injury, and things like exercise, trauma, overuse, or other medical conditions can cause many to feel pain in either one or both of their hips. You may feel hip pain directly on your hip, or it may be felt in other closeby areas like your upper thigh, groin, buttocks, and even knee. To identify the cause of your hip pain and treat it correctly, physical therapy may be necessary.

What Causes Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be caused by a variety of things, from simple overuse of the joint, trauma from an injury, or an underlying disease or medical condition. Common causes of hip pain include but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle or tendon strain or sprain
  • Fracture or break of the bone
  • Hernia
  • Hip dislocation
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hip Pain Relief and Physical Therapy

If your hip pain is caused by a minor strain or overuse, try resting and rotating between heat and ice with over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. Low-impact exercise like swimming or light walking. If your hip suddenly becomes swollen or deformed or you can no longer move your hip or leg, it’s important to call your doctor right away.
If your hip pain does not subside within a few days, you may want to consider physical therapy. If you call your doctor, he or she can give you a proper diagnosis and may suggest physical therapy in addition to other methods of treatment.

Your physical therapist will first have a consultation with you to determine the extent of your injury and your current range of motion to improve mobility and reduce your pain. Our board-certified physical therapist will then put together a plan for your recovery which will include exercises to be done at home, and may also include other alternative methods like dry needling.

How do I get started?

Depending on insurance, patients may or may not need a referral for physical therapy. However, Massachusetts is a direct access state, meaning patients are free to choose the physical therapist of their choice without a referral. Give us a call today at (781) 859-4189 or request an appointment online.

About Us

PhysioHealth Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Christopher Gomes, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Our clinic provides specialized care within a friendly and professional environment. At PhysioHealth you will receive one-on-one treatment that is evidence-based and personalized to meet your goals. You will always receive comprehensive education on your injury and recovery plan in order to maximize your knowledge and results.