Hip Pain

Do you experience chronic, disruptive hip pain? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that 12% to 15% of adults over the age of 60 years old experience hip pain. What’s more, adults who play sports experience chronic hip pain at a rate of 40% to 50%. If you’re one of the many experiencing pain in your hips, you’re probably looking for answers on the causes, symptoms and treatments. Keep reading here to find the answers you’re looking for and more from the experts themselves.

What Might Be the Cause of My Hip Pain?

Determining the cause of your hip pain is essential because treatment begins with understanding where the hip pain originates from. There are several possibilities when it comes to the cause of your hip pain, whether they be short- or long-term.

Osteoarthritis is the number one cause of hip pain. It’s a degenerative disease that impacts the condition of the joints and bones over time. This disease occurs when the cartilage in the joints that cushions the bones around them wears down. It most often causes damage to the hands, knees, hips and back. Osteoarthritis damage will typically progress over time, but treatment is still important for patients with this condition. Treatment can address the symptoms of osteoarthritis, like pain, and improve a patient’s quality of life, which would significantly decrease without treatment.

Osteoarthritis isn’t the only possible cause of your hip pain. Some other typical causes of this type of pain include the following:





Pinched nerves.


Impingement syndrome.

Our team of experienced physical therapists can help you identify the root of your hip pain. If you have any of the following, though, we strongly encourage you to seek immediate medical services:

Significant, treatment-resistance pain.


An injury that occurred during a car crash or other type of major accident.

Are the Other Symptoms I’m Experiencing Connected to My Hip Pain?

Hip pain is just one of the main symptoms you could feel if you’re experiencing a hip injury or a hip-related health condition. Here are some of the other most common symptoms of hip conditions:

Reduced range of motion in the hips.

Difficulty walking.

Stiffness or tightness in the hips.

Trouble bending over.

Pain or discomfort placing weight on one or both hips.

Tingling or numbness around the hips.

How Can I Treat My Hip Pain?

Hip pain can often improve with rest and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. In the cases where symptoms don’t improve after a few days, physical therapy can help. We recommend you visit a physical therapist if your symptoms have not improved within a few days of first experiencing them.

Our experienced team of licensed physical therapists can create personalized treatment plans to address the root cause of your hip pain. Several of the most common physical therapy treatment techniques that you might see in your plan are as follows:

Don’t let your hip pain take over your life. Allow our team at Forever Fit to guide you through recovery so you can live your best life.