- Pain when putting weight on the affected hip
- Pain or stiffness when getting up in the morning
- Difficulty putting on shoes or socks or getting out of a car
- Localized pain on the outside of your hip
- Groin pain
- Reduced range of motion
- Weakness in the leg muscles
If you also:
- Limp to help reduce your pain
- Use a cane to help reduce your pain
- Are walking less often or shorter distances because of pain
You may have either had or currently have one of the following conditions:
Hip Osteoarthritis: This condition is a common problem for many middle aged people. It is caused by the wearing away of the cartilage that is on the end of each bone. As the cartilage wears away the two bones rub together, which produces pain and inflammation. Bone spurs may develop which can also limit how far the hip can move. The pain and stiffness are worse in the morning and after prolonged standing or walking.
Hip Fracture: If you have had surgery for a hip fracture you will need physical therapy to relieve the pain, stiffness and weakness from your immobilization and to restore your normal gait.
Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: The greater trochanter is the large bump on the outside of the upper end of the thigh bone. You can feel it on the outside of your hip. Where friction occurs between muscles tendons and bones there is usually a structure called a bursa, which is a thin sac of tissue that helps reduce this friction. Sometimes this bursa becomes inflamed because of too much friction or because of an injury to it. Most cases of trochanteric bursitis appear gradually. The pain can be very sharp and is localized primarily to the outside of the hip. The pain may radiate down the outside of the thigh.
Physical therapy is essential to the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of many of the conditions that affect the hip and its surrounding supporting structures.
At ProFitness, your key advantage is our 100% focused, one-on-one care
We are committed to giving 100% of our expertise and effort to every hip injury patient at all times. This means that your dedicated physical therapist works one-on-one with you through every minute of every rehab session – providing expert assessment and guidance, and constant encouragement and support.
In other rehab facilities, you may not always work with the same physical therapist, or you may work with a PT assistant instead. And often, your therapist may work with several other patients at the same time. These factors can make it difficult to get the level of care you need to achieve a full and fast recovery.
That’s why our rehab care is always provided ONE therapist to ONE patient. ONE at a time. EVERY TIME. It’s the ProFitness AdvantageSM. And it’s what helps us achieve such excellent results.
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