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Hip Pain Specialist

All Health Physical Therapy Inc.

Physical Therapy located in Tucker, GA

Hip pain can make everyday activities like rising from a chair or bending to tie your shoe seem impossible. All Health Physical Therapy Inc. provides evidence-based treatment and solutions for all types of hip pain in Tucker, Georgia. Don’t wait to seek treatment for hip pain; call or book an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

The hip is a large, ball-and-socket joint that connects your pelvis to the head of your thigh bone (femur). Healthy hips are essential for performing a wide range of movements, including walking and climbing stairs. 

When a disease or injury affects your hip, it may cause pain in the joint, thigh, or groin. You may only experience hip pain during activity, or it can wake you up in the middle of the night. Regardless of the type of hip pain you experience, it’s important to seek treatment right away. 

What causes hip pain?

The team evaluates and treats a variety of conditions that cause hip pain, including:

Arthritis

The most common cause of long-term hip pain is arthritis — or joint inflammation. The most prevalent types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Osteoarthritis, which is the most common form, causes wear-and-tear damage to the cartilage in your hip. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes your immune system to attack the joint lining. 

Fractures

Hip fractures are especially common in older adults who have osteoporosis, a disease that causes your bones to weaken and break easily. Hip fractures usually require surgery. 

Bursitis

The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions your hip joint. Bursitis involves inflammation in the bursa that leads to hip pain. 

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the most common cause of short-lived, or acute, hip pain. This occurs when the tendons in your hip become irritated and inflamed, usually because of overuse from exercise. 

How is hip pain diagnosed?

After they have an accurate diagnosis, the team develops individualized solutions that address the specific cause of your hip pain. They put together a plan of conservative treatments, such as:

  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

These tests provide the team with a detailed view of the inside of your hip to help them determine the underlying problem. 

How is hip pain treated?

After they have an accurate diagnosis, the team develops an individualized treatment plan that addresses the specific cause of your hip pain. They put together a plan of conservative treatments, such as:

  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Dry needling

To find relief from hip pain, call All Health Physical Therapy Inc., or book an appointment online today.