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Hip Injuries


The physical therapy team at A Step Ahead are experts when it comes to treating hip pain and the underlying issues that cause it. The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in your body, and hip pain is very often (but not always) caused by damage to or deterioration of the cartilage cushion found in the joint that serves to aid in smooth and painless movement. By using a variety of tools to analyze the way patients experiencing hip pain move, we are able to identify the cause of the pain - often weakness in the lower back can be the culprit - and create a recovery plan that addresses both the pain and the cause.

We encounter a wide range of hip pain symptoms, including but not limited to limping, tenderness, swelling, warmth, and joint pain. Common causes of hip pain that we are experienced in treating include:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinopathy

  • Muscle strains

  • IT band syndrome

  • Post-fracture complications

At A Step Ahead Physical Therapy we combine many therapy techniques and exercises to help our patients resume your normal routine. By focusing on soft tissue and joint mobilizations, we aim to restore your joint mechanics to normal and improve your muscles’ ability to support your hip joints. Our personalized recovery plans are created individually for each patient, paying close attention to their individual abilities and needs. The techniques we use to address hip pain are ideal for emphasizing stability and building up strength in the lower half of the body to improve function, reduce the risk of re-injury, and give our patients the gift of pain-free movement.

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