Are you dealing with hip pain?
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Total Hip Replacement
A total hip replacement is intervention for individuals that have had functionally limiting pain due to arthritis.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, like a golf ball on a tee, so restoring normal motion is typically an easy process since the joint has an abundance of movement.
There are two surgical approaches: through the front of your hip or the side/back of your hip. Each approach has different precautions, and your surgeon will dictate if/for how long you will have precautions.
Glute weakness is very evident after a hip replacement leading to difficulty with functional mobility such as stairs and walking. Physical therapy interventions can help target your specific weakness to get your back to your daily routine.
Hip Bursitis/ITB Syndrome
Hip Bursitis is a result of weakness in the hips and core. It leads to unnecessary stress on the IT Band and friction of the tendons, resulting in inflammation of the tendon and the bursa (fluid filled sac) that sits under those tendons.
Rest is highly recommended from activity/sport to allow the inflammatory process to calm down while addressing strength and flexibility imbalances through physical therapy.
Glute med strength is extremely important as weakness in this muscle leads to overuse of the ITB for stability in the hip and knee.
Physical therapy will focus on strengthening of the glute med muscle in addition to the surrounding hip and core stabilizers.
FAI (femoral-acetabular impingement) will occur when either the ball or socket of the hip joint are oversized. When the bony surfaces are too big for the surface it connects to, impingement symptoms occur.
Patients typically complain of pain around the hip and use a C-shaped hand around the hip to describe their pain. This bony overgrowth leads to excessive stress on the labrum of the hip and can lead to a labral tear for many patients.
Labral tears can also occur from a twisting and pivoting movement and is a common injury in hockey players. Labral symptoms include catching and clicking associated with deep pain in the hip.
Core stability is extremely important to help you manage your symptoms of a labral tear/hip impingement. Ensuring that the body has appropriate control of the pelvis and lower lumbar spine through physical therapy can help maintain a neutral pelvic position and decrease excessive stress on the hip joint.
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