The hip joint can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint -- the body's largest -- fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Therefore, it’s important for anyone to maintain an adequate amount of range of motion in the hip joint [...]
Your hips do a lot of work over the course of a lifetime especially if you’re an athlete or active. This joint has to withstand the majority of body weight when standing, walking, running, climbing, and jumping. Activities that cause hip pain include wear and tear, overuse, sports, and poor flexibility. When something goes wrong in the hip joint, there are a lot of possible culprits including: arthritis, hip fractures, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle or tendon strain, hip lateral tear, cancers, snapping hip syndrome, stress fracture, dislocation. People with hip issues experience problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues that surround the hip joint.
Common symptoms include:
-Discomfort in thighs, inside of the hip joint, groin, butt, outside of hip joint,
-Inability to move
-Can’t bear weight
-Heard a popping noise
-IT band syndrome
When feeling pain in the hips, some stretches and movements can be done to alleviate the pain, but it still important to seek treatment from a PT.
Hip and lower back stretch
If hip pain makes everyday activities more difficult, consider physical therapy. You deserve a pain-free life. If you or someone you love is suffering from hip pain, contact net level physical therapy today. Our experienced physicians have the solutions for your hip pain, no matter the cause. Make your appointment today and get on the path to recovery.
Dr. Jack Wong
Leading Physical Therapist In The Kingwood Area