Common causes of hip pain can involve a variety of muscle imbalance issues. The most common causes of hip pain include IT band syndrome, Greater trochanteric bursitis, Piriformis syndrome, Sciatica, tight hamstrings, tight quadriceps, and general degeneration of the hip joint. Candidates for a total hip replacement usually fall under some type of arthritic category. The most common arthritis conditions that may lead to a total hip replacement include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and avascular necrosis.
What are the Symptoms of Hip Pain?
Symptoms of hip pain include:
Sharp pain or pinch in the front of the hip
Dull ache in the back or side of the hip
Pain in the front or side of the thigh running down to the knee joint
Pain or dull ache at night
Limping or altered gait with walking
Grinding or popping within the hip joint
Consult a Doctor if the following Occur:
Unable to bear weight on the leg
Fall or suspected fracture
Weakness or instability
Unable to move at the hip joint
Walking causes increased hip pain
Throbbing, redness, or excessive swelling
What are common Treatments for Total Hip Replacement?
Physical therapy can help delay the need for surgery or improve the outcomes after surgery and speed up the recovery process. Physical therapy will help improve hip stability, balance, glute and hip strength, improve range of motion, improve gait or walking abnormalities, and improve overall level of function. Here at F.I.T. physical therapy sets therapy goals specific to each patient’s needs and functional goals for themselves. We focus on the best evidence-based techniques and treatment protocols to help eliminate pain and dysfunction with hip joints.