Our hips are built to withstand different movements, pressure, and our body weight. However, as we age, the cartilage, muscles, and tendons in our hips begin to wear down and can become overused. This wear and tear most often results in hip pain. Having pain in your hip can become extremely debilitating and may even prevent you from doing essential daily activities.
There are many different possible causes of hip pain. The most common include the following:
If hip pain becomes persistent and does not alleviate with the help of ibuprofen, icing, or rest, it may be beneficial to see a physical therapist. Upon visiting the physical therapist, you will receive a full evaluation that tests your strength and range of motion to deduce a proper diagnosis. The physical therapists at Flowers Physical Therapy will then create an appropriate therapy plan that is specific to you and your needs. Physical therapy for hip pain will increase the range of motion, mobility, and strength of the hip. Specific exercises for the hip will be done both in the office as well as at home, allowing for a full recovery to eliminate pain.
Hip pain can become a considerable discomfort and annoyance in everyday activities, so contact us at Flowers Physical Therapy to reduce your pain and regain full mobility.
The knees are a vital component in completing everyday tasks. They can withstand a variety of movements, as well as pressure and weight, but sometimes knee pain becomes such a nuisance that you are unable to be fully mobile. While knee pain is most common in people of older age, it can occur in people of all ages.
There are a wide variety of possible causes for knee pain:
It is also important to recognize that there are a wide variety of factors that may put you at risk for having knee pain and problems associated with the knee:
When knee pain becomes unbearable and starts to affect your daily life, it may be time to consult with a physical therapist. Upon your first visit to a physical therapist, the therapist will conduct a full evaluation that measures gait, range of motion, and strength, to name a few. A personalized therapy plan will be created that best suits your needs for recovery, both in office and at home. The goal of physical therapy for the knee is to increase strength, reduce pain, and restore full mobility. Full mobility can be achieved through several exercises, including:
If your knee pain is affecting your quality of life, contact Flowers Physical Therapy to make an appointment today!