The Importance of Hip Strength - First Health Physical Therapy
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The Importance of Hip Strength

If you or someone you know is experiencing hip pain or discomfort and is in search of sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West, First Health Physical Therapy is here to help you. Contact us today to learn more! 

The Importance of Having Healthy Hips

Our hips are the foundation of our bodies, if we did not have them we would not have enough strength, or the stability to support our spines and organs. The hip muscles are used to support the pelvis and core to form a strong foundation for our arms and legs leading us to be able to do things such as walking, jumping, running, etc. Due to the fact, our hips are such an important foundation in our bodies it is easy to see why they can become so easily injured. Over time, overuse of our hips in our day to day life can lead to deterioration of our hips leading to hip pain. 

First Health Physical Therapy, an office of sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West, has been providing physical therapy to patients who suffer from hip pain for numerous years. We work closely with clients to ensure that they are getting the right therapeutic needs for not only hip pain but other services they come to us for. 

Common Causes of Hip Pain:

Our hips contain a ball and socket joint which allows it to have a fluid movement while also being able to stand wear and tear and repeated motions. When our hips are being used cartilage, that acts as a cushion is used to help friction while your hip is moving into the socket. Though our hips can endure a large amount of physical activity, it is not indestructible and many problems can come up over time, some of these include:

  • Arthritis: This is the most common cause of hip pain. Arthritis can lead to an inflammation of the hip joint, which in return breaks down the cartilage that is supposed to cushion your hip bones. This is more common in older adults.
  • Hip Fracture: Though our hips can endure a lot throughout the time they begin to become very weak, and because of this they are more likely to break during a fall.
  • Tendinitis: Tendinitis is irritation or inflammation of our tendons, which are thick bands of tissue that attach our bones to our muscles. This can be caused by stress due to the overuse of our hip muscles. 

Common Symptoms of Hip Pain:

Symptoms of our hip pains vary greatly depending on the person, age and what the cause of your hip pain maybe, some common symptoms of hip pain can include discomfort in your: 

  • Thighs
  • Groin and Joint pain
  • Buttocks pain 
  • Swelling
  • Loss of motion in your hips

How a Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Midtown West Can Help You

When suffering from hip pain it is recommended that you seek attention from a physical therapist. Going to a physical therapist will help to alleviate any pain being caused by your hip pain. At First Health Physical Therapy, we are very dedicated to helping our patients work on any physical pain that is being caused by their bodies. When coming to First Health Physical Therapy we will help clients by providing treatments that include:

  • Strength test
  • Stretches
  • Mobility testing
  • Balance training

How to contact us?

If you believe that you or someone you know may be suffering from hip pain or any other type of pain look no further than First Health Physical Therapy. We offer sports medicine physical therapy in Midtown West and are here to help you with any services that you may need. If interested please feel free to visit our website to learn more, or schedule any future appointments.