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Hip Pain Specialist

Rainier Family Physical Therapy, PS

Physical Therapy located in Puyallup, WA

Hip pain is more common in older patients, but it can affect people of all ages. If you’re suffering from hip pain, Rainier Family Physical Therapy, PS can help. Their medical experts in Puyallup, Washington, can work with you to rehabilitate your hip, increase your mobility, and alleviate your pain. Get started today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Hip Pain Q & A

What conditions can lead to hip pain?

Some of the causes of hip pain include:

Inflamed tendons

Tendonitis is one of the most common causes of acute hip pain and usually develops as a result of overactivity or too much exercise. 

Arthritis

Arthritis is the most common reason for long-term hip pain. Many types of arthritis can lead to hip pain, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infection arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

Arthritis leaves your hip joint tender and stiff and can make it particularly difficult to walk.

Trochanteric bursitis

Your bursa is a liquid-filled sac located near your hip joint. Trochanteric bursitis is a condition where your bursa is inflamed. 

Hip fractures

A fracture in your hip typically causes sudden and severe pain that requires immediate medical attention.

Should I see a professional for my hip pain?

You should seek immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing any of the following in addition to your hip pain:

  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Soreness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling

These can be signs of a joint infection that requires treatment. You should also see a doctor if you have hip pain that lasts longer than a few days, or if your hip joint looks swollen or deformed.

How do you treat hip pain?

If you need help recovering from hip pain, Rainier Family Physical Therapy, PS can help. Using a manual manipulation technique called Counterstrain, their team of dedicated physical therapists can help alleviate your pain and restore proper function to your hip.

The Counterstrain process involves identifying and relaxing tender points in your musculoskeletal system. Tender points are areas of your tissue that have reflexively tightened as a way to protect your body from a perceived threat, like an injury or infection. Even after the threat of injury or infection has passed, those muscles can stay tightened, which causes you pain and discomfort.

Once your physical therapist identifies your tender points, they use their hands to gently and manually encourage the tightened tissues into a state of relaxation. This eases your pain and eventually restores proper functioning to your system.

Schedule your hip pain treatment with Rainier Family Physical Therapy, PS today by calling the office or booking online.