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?
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.
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?
Reduced range of motion in the hips.
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?
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: