What to do for hip pain in Caledonia, MI

Hip Pain Treatment

Pain in the hips has a number of different causes. It’s common for the hips to get sore after a long day of physical activity. Usually, you need nothing but a little rest and relaxation if this is the case. However, long-lasting hip pain or sudden, sharp hip pain may be the indication of something serious that requires treatment.

At Advent Physical Therapy in Caledonia, Michigan, our physical therapists are highly trained and experienced in treating conditions and injuries that cause pain in the hips.

What can a physical therapist do for hip pain?

Our treatments for hip pain vary depending on the cause of the pain and its severity. When you visit us for an appointment, one of our team members will examine the condition of your hip and review your medical history and other factors like age and weight. This helps us determine what kind of treatment methods you’ll need.

Many physical therapy treatments for hip pain include:

  • Exercises and stretches An injury or condition affecting your hip joint is made worse by stiff and weak muscles. Physical therapists can guide you through exercises and stretches to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles in your hip, abdomen and different parts of your leg. This helps provide better support for the joint, which can reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Manual therapy — These are hands-on techniques that involve mobilizing the soft tissue and joints to reduce pain and improve the range of motion in your hips. These techniques usually help promote blood flow to the hips, which helps the hips get more oxygen and nutrients for healing.
  • Electrical stimulation — Physical therapists may use electrical stimulation to cause the muscles in or around your hips to contract and release. This helps improve circulation in the hips and can be soothing for pain and tension.
  • Posture education — Poor posture contributes to or may be the cause of your hip pain. Physical therapists can examine your sitting and standing postures and identify areas that need adjustment. They can teach you how to make these adjustments to reduce pressure off the hips that may be making your pain worse. 

Visit Advent Physical Therapy in Caledonia, MI, for hip pain treatment

Don’t let hip pain keep you from living the life you want to live. Our physical therapists at Advent Physical Therapy in Caledonia are ready to help you reduce your pain and get moving again. Contact our team today for more information about hip pain treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.