About Hip Pain and Thigh Pain
Hip pain is typically felt in 3 places, the groin, outer hip or deep buttock. Depending on where the pain is focused corresponds to the dysfunction around that area. The hip joint is incredible as it moves through a large range of motion, while bearing the weight of the body and providing stability.
Most hip pain stems from limited motion of the hip causing abnormal pressures to different muscles, tendons or ligaments around the area. With acute pain, it can be felt deep in the groin or outer hip. However, with more severe irritation, radiating pain can even be felt into the thigh or knee.
Having flexible hip joints with strong muscular support is key to a healthy back. When the hips don’t move as they should, the normal forces of walking, bending and squatting are transferred to the spine instead of the hips.
How occupational therapy helps
Occupational therapy can quickly relieve hip and thigh pain. Our therapists perform a thorough evaluation to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. By assessing your hip range of motion, strength and joint mobility, we determine where your limitations are and formulate a treatment plan that will take care of the root cause.
By improving your joint mobility, strength, and range of motion, we help you restore normal pain-free walking and activities. Give us a call today to discover how we can help you quickly relieve hip pain and thigh pain.