Our hips are essential for our ability to balance, walk, run, and even stand up without falling down. We often take our hips for granted, but when something goes wrong, it becomes apparent pretty quickly. Here are some of the more common hip injuries and how physical therapy can be a beneficial treatment option for these situations.
Common Hip Injuries
There are many types of hip injuries and conditions that can be caused by a number of factors. Here are a few of the most common hip injuries and conditions that we see in our clinic:
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Hip Fractures
- Hip Dislocations
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Muscle Strains & Sprains
- Bursitis of the Hip
These conditions can develop over time with normal wear and tear as the body ages, or they can be the result of an acute force (for example, a car accident). Regardless of the cause, hip injuries should be diagnosed accurately as soon as possible, so you can begin an effective treatment course.
Treating Hip Injuries with Physical Therapy
Effectively treating hip injuries often requires a multi-faceted approach. Some patients require hip replacement surgery, while others can benefit from more conservative approaches like injections or prescription medications. In both situations (mild conditions, as well as after hip surgery), physical therapy can be a beneficial supplemental treatment. After hip surgery especially, a structured physical therapy routine can help reduce pain and improve your range-of-motion as you get used to your new hip.
OrthoRehab Specialists has over twenty-five years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities for hip related injuries. Our physical therapists work with each patient to develop a physical rehabilitation strategy that fits. We also offer direct access to care, so you don’t have to get a prescription or referral from your primary care doctor to come see us. Contact us at our Edina or Minneapolis physical therapy clinics today to set up your appointment with one of our rehabilitation specialists.