Treatment for Hip Pain

What is Hip Pain?

Hip pain is the experience of pain in the muscles or joints around the hip area. Pain in the hip is closely associated with lower back pain, but there are a wide number of factors that can cause hip pain. The precise location of hip pain offers clues about the exact cause of pain. When you use the hip to walk or run, a cushion of cartilage prevents friction. However, cartilage wears down or becomes damaged as you age.

Hip Fracture

This is a crack in the hip socket. Hip fracture is common in individuals with osteoporosis and elderly women.


Bursae are sacs of liquid that act as cushions around your joints. Inflammation of the bursae occurs from repetitive activities and leads to pain.

Snapping Hip

This condition is caused by a muscle or tendon moving over a bony structure in the hip. When the hip is moved, it is accompanied by an audible snapping sound.

Hip Dysplasia

A condition where the hip socket is in the wrong position to completely support the top of the leg bone, or where the hip joint is the wrong shape.

Physical Therapy for Hip Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis treatments can include yoga and tai chi. Physical therapists initiate treatment plans after an initial evaluation. They might use physical agents to reduce inflammation. Active engagement in a physical therapy is the best treatment for hip pain.

Research shows that joint mobilisation techniques are useful for long and short-term hip pain and improved hip mobility.

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