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Hip Pain Specialist

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Greenbelt, MD & Olney, MD

Your hips are large weight-bearing joints. The structure and function of your hips make them susceptible to conditions that cause hip pain. If you have hip pain, the team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center can help. They offer a wide range of therapies and treatments to ease hip pain and improve joint function. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Greenbelt, Olney, Bowie, Riverdale, Glen Burnie, Laurel, or Silver Spring, Maryland, or booking online today. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain includes any discomfort you feel in and around your hip joint. Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint that connects your pelvis to your upper leg and is held together by ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.

Any problem with one of the components that make up your hip may cause pain. The location of your hip pain helps determine the cause. 

For example, pain inside your hip or groin usually means there’s a problem with the joint itself. Pain outside the hip may indicate a problem with the muscles, ligaments, or tendons that surround your hip.

You can also develop hip pain from conditions that affect your back, such as sciatica. 

What causes hip pain?

You can develop hip pain from overuse, an acute injury, or general wear-and-tear that occurs with age. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip labral tear
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched nerve (e.g., sciatica, sacroiliitis)

If you have hip pain, schedule a consultation with the team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center. 

What can I expect during a hip pain evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center with concerns about hip pain. The team focuses on finding the root cause of your pain so they can design the most effective treatment plan.

Your physical therapist reviews your medical history and usual level of activity. They evaluate your body mechanics, assessing your gait, muscle strength, mobility, and flexibility. 

What physical therapy treatments can help with hip pain?

The Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center team customizes your physical therapy treatment plan based on the cause of your hip pain, the severity of symptoms, and functional needs. 

Before starting treatment, your physical therapist talks to you about your condition and your functional goals. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Manual therapy (e.g., stretching, joint mobilization, manual traction)
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • In-office exercise program
  • At-home exercise program
  • Gait training
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • ALINE® system for customized shoe insoles

Your physical therapist assesses your goals and performance at regular intervals and modifies your plan as you go.

The team aims to improve muscle strength and body mechanics to ease stress and strain on your hips, reducing your pain.

The Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center also provides rehabilitation following hip replacement. 

For help with hip pain, call the Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center or schedule a consultation online today.