Hip Pain Relief
Physical Therapy Will Help Treat Your Hip Pain
Living With Hip Pain? Relief Is Closer Than You Think.
Have you noticed sharp pain in your hip that keep you from being able get up easily in the mornings, move around during the day, or get comfortable in bed at night? Hip pain can seriously get in the way of your routine, especially if you’re dealing with both at the same time!
Whichever might be giving you trouble, physical therapy at Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA can find the root of your problem and treat it safely and comfortably — without the use of harmful drugs. Contact us today to learn more.
Why Do I Have Hip Pain?
Hip pain can be caused by referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve, as the nerve travels through both areas. Imbalances in your stance or gait may cause abnormal stresses and premature wear-and-tear in your hips, resulting in pain or conditions such as arthritis.
Many times, the hips suffer the same diseases, disorders, and injuries. For example, overuse injuries such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strains are common in both the hips and knees because both joints are always being used. They are also both subject to acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation.
However, some painful conditions may be specific to either the hope or the knee. Cartilage injuries, or labral tears, are specific to hip pain, while inflammation of the bursa sacs known as bursitis is a specific condition affecting the knee joint. However, painful injuries that cause instability in the hips can also affect the knees. Tight hip flexor muscles and weak gluteus medius muscles can cause the hip to rotate inward, and you may not even realize it’s happening! This can cause painful conditions such as iliotibial band friction syndrome or patellofemoral stress syndrome, as stress is put on the knee or kneecap.
Thankfully, our skilled and educated Huntington Beach, CA physical therapists here at Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy know how to treat these painful conditions and will have you feeling back to your old self in no time!
How Can Physical Therapy Help My Hip Pain?
At Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will work to reduce or even eliminate your hip pain. Often we find that our patients can be spared the need for harmful medication or expensive corrective surgery. Our Huntington Beach, CA physical therapists are highly trained and can examine your hip or knee for signs of misalignment or damage, as well as examine your balance, gait, posture, and overall range of motion.
Aquatic physical therapy is proven to help with both hip and knee pain. The buoyancy of the water helps to reduce the forces so you can heal and reduce stiffness more comfortably. Our Zero Impact Zone deep end allows you to move with no weight on your joints. No weight on your hip and knee joints usually means no pain!
Core exercises may be suggested for you to do in order to strengthen your core, lower back muscles, lower abdominal muscle groups, and pelvic muscles. Core exercises are meant to improve your posture and reduce the amount of weight you carry on both sides of your body.
Your physical therapist may also recommend additional customized treatments, such as mobilizations to improve joint movement or other soft tissue treatments that offer pain relief and promote the healing of damaged tissues in the hip or knees. We have many treatment techniques and modalities to help you with our pain.
Contact Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy For Relief
Are you ready to bid hip pain farewell? Contact Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy today to request an appointment with one of our dedicated Huntington Beach, CA physical therapists, and get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief. Your hips will thank you!