Oakville Hip Physical Therapy
Are you having pain in your hip? We can help!
Oakville Physiotherapy Hip Pain
Hip pain is one of the most common injuries we treat here at the Oakville Physiotherapy. Hip pain can be caused by many different problems and can be coming from different areas of the hip joint. Hip pain can steam from the hip joint itself or the groin area. Trust the Oakville physiotherapy team at our physiotherapy centre to located where your pain is coming from and treat your hip pain, and restore you back to you normal self.
What causes Hip Pain?
The hip flexor, is made up of your psoas and iliacus muscles, runs from the lower spine and pelvis to your upper thigh. Our Physiotherapists say it is a big mover muscle, it flexes your hip, bends your trunk towards your thigh and contributes to rotating the thigh. The psoas is a hard working muscle involved in many daily activities, but it also tries to pick up the slack when other muscles such as your core and pelvic stability muscles like your glutes are not working up to par, meaning it is easier for this muscle to become overworked and injured.
Since we spend so much of our day sitting, this muscle is often starting in a disadvantaged, shortened position, making it harder for it to perform correctly. Repetitive overuse stresses can create micro-tears in the muscle belly or tendon leading to inflammation, damage, weakness and pain. When this occurs, hip physical therapy can be a great help. The hip can be damaged through activities like:
- Bending Over
- Sitting Down
Hip Pain Treatment
When undergoing hip physical therapy, initially you need to stop or limit the aggravating activity to give the muscle/tendon time to heal. It can also help to adjust your seat height so that the hips sit higher than the knees to avoid “hip pinching” in the initial stages of healing. Our Oakville physiotherapy centre will work to manage the inflammation to promote an optimum environment for healing through manual techniques, modalities and icing instructions.
The hip physical therapy we provide includes manual techniques and a prescribed stretching program to decrease muscle tension, taking stress off the healing muscle/tendon. We will look at your gait mechanics, and the muscle activation/strength of your stability muscles in the core and pelvis. Developing an appropriate exercise program to build strength and ingrain proper movement patterns will make sure the hip flexor can adequately perform its primary job. This will help prevent the condition from returning.
Think you have a tight hip flexor or psoas muscle check out these hip flexor exercises and see our Oakville Physio Team.
Think your core strength might be causing your pain ? Check out these Oakville physiotherapy approved core exercises that will help!
If you think you may require hip physical therapy, contact our Oakville physiotherapy clinic today to book an appointment.