Your hips and knees: they’re the largest joints in your body, connecting a large number of muscles, bones, and ligaments. That means that much of the daily abuse that your body takes can ultimately impact your hips and knees. And when these crucial joints begin to show strain, it can become difficult to move much at all – at least without pain.
For that reason, it’s important to seek medical attention for hip and knee pain as soon as possible. Often, hip physical therapy in Utah can be the key to avoiding surgery or prescription medication altogether or rebounding quickly from those less conservative treatments.
Worn joints and pinched nerves are the most common culprits for hip pain. Aging and overuse often cause osteoarthritis, but this painful joint disease can also stem from old injuries. Repetitive motion sometimes leads to hip bursitis, in which fluid-filled sacs around your hips become inflamed. What’s another possible reason for your hip pain? Various nerves running to and from your hips can also become pinched, due to anything from pregnancy to poor posture.
Our physical therapists will give you a full evaluation, assessing your range of motion, level of hip pain, and whether the discomfort also radiates into your buttocks, thighs and groin. Based on this evaluation and existing medical tests, we’ll work on flexibility and strength exercises, as well as give you movement strategies to manage the pain.