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Hip Pain

Beat persistent hip pain for good with help from physical therapists that care. Rainier Physical Therapy is your first source for personalized treatment, including conditions listed below. Contact us to speak one of our physical therapists.

Possible Causes of Hip Pain

Hamstring Injuries: A hamstring injury occurs when you strain or pull one of your hamstring muscles. With a hamstring injury, you might also experience a partial or complete muscle tear.

Hip Arthritis: Arthritis literally means “inflammation of a joint.” The three most common types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the hip are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Hip Bursitis: Bursae sacs act as cushions between bones and the overlying soft tissues to help reduce friction. When the bony point of the hip, the greater trochanter, rubs against the bursae sac, it can become inflamed. This inflammation is called bursitis. The greater trochanter is also an attachment point for muscles that move the hip joint.

Hip Cartilage Tear: This ridge of cartilage, called a labrum, works like a suction cup to help hold your hip joint together. Signs and symptoms include hip pain or a “catching” sensation in your hip joint. Initial treatment may include pain relievers and physical therapy.

Hip Fractures: A hip fracture is more than a broken bone. If you are older, breaking your hip can mean major changes in your life. Most people break their hip near the upper part of the thighbone.

Hip Strain: The large bones that make up the hip joint also serve as anchors for several muscles. When overuse or injury stretches or tears the muscle fibers, the resulting injury is called a strain.

Hip Labral Tear: A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft tissue that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. This ridge of cartilage, called a labrum, works like a suction cup to help hold your hip joint together.

Snapping Hip: When you walk, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around, you may feel or hear a “snapping” sensation in your hip. Snapping hip is usually painless and harmless, although the sensation can be annoying.

Hip Replacement: Total joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged joint to create new joint surfaces.

Contact our physical therapists to learn more about our approach to treating hip pain. We proudly serve patients of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, as well as those in Adams Township, Beaver, Economy, Freedom, Mars, Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Seven Fields, and surrounding areas.