Hip pain in older people is often a result of advanced osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, but younger people can also suffer pain from injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. If you have hip pain, Cleopatra Espinosa, MS, DPT, and Soujaniya Konada, DPT, of Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, LLC, in Purchase, New York, offer effective solutions. Their expert therapies help reduce back pain and heal damaged tissues, potentially helping you avoid surgery. To benefit from their expertise in treating hip pain, call their office, or book an appointment online today.
Injuries like fractures and dislocations can result in severe hip pain, with hip fractures being a leading cause of pain and disability in older people. This is often due to seniors having less bone density – especially if they have osteoporosis – making their bones more fragile and likely to break.
Other possible causes of hip pain include:
Tendons are bands of connective tissue that attach your muscles to your bones. Hip tendonitis typically results from tendon irritation, the most likely cause of which is repetitive stress due to overuse.
Bursae are small sacs of liquid in your joints. A bursa protects your bones, tendons, and muscles from damage by preventing them from rubbing against one another.
However, the bursa itself can become inflamed and painful. Trochanteric bursitis on the side of the joint is a common cause of hip pain.
Several forms of arthritis might cause hip pain, but the two most likely to be involved are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis sets in when the protective layers of cartilage on the ends of your bones wear away with age.
Rheumatoid arthritis develops when a miscommunication in your immune system leads to the destruction of your joint linings.
Reducing inflammation and pain are the desired outcomes of hip pain treatment. These could involve taking medications like painkillers and anti-inflammatories or having joint injections.
People severely affected by arthritis sometimes end up having joint replacement surgery. Before undergoing this invasive procedure, though, many patients benefit from undergoing physical therapy.
There are several physical therapies that the team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, can use to reduce and potentially relieve your hip pain, including:
These treatments gently but effectively tackle inflammation and encourage healing. They bring freshly oxygenated blood and regenerating cells to your damaged tissues. They also help prevent you from becoming stiff and weak, resulting in a loss of mobility.
Find out how you could benefit from physical therapy for your hip pain by contacting Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. Call their office or book an appointment online today.