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Hip Pain

Hip Pain services offered in the greater Bonita Springs, FL area

Hip pain can strike anytime, making it difficult to walk the dog, exercise, or complete chores around the house. At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy in Bonita Springs, Florida, physical therapist David Lee, PT, DPT, and the team use manual therapies to treat hip pain and prevent it from worsening. His drug- and surgery-free approach results in quicker recovery times and lasting results. Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule treatment for hip pain, or book your appointment online. 

When should I see a physical therapist about hip pain?

Make an appointment at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy if you have hip pain lasting more than a week that doesn’t improve with treatments like rest, ice, and activity modification. That’s particularly true if the pain occurs after an injury, like a fall or a car accident. 

Even if you don’t think your symptoms warrant a checkup, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Without treatment, hip injuries often worsen, affecting mobility and quality of life. 

What causes hip pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team treats hip pain with a variety of causes, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip labral tears
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis

You might benefit from physical therapy if you’re recovering from a partial or total hip replacement. Partnering with the practice can speed up your body’s healing process and reduce the risk of complications.

What happens during a physical therapy appointment?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, each appointment lasts 60 minutes.

During your initial consultation, the team will review your medical records and ask about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and whether it extends into other parts of your body, like your legs or back. 

Instead of relying on X-rays and MRIs to closely examine your bones and tissues, the team will complete a series of complimentary tests called full-body diagnostics. Specifically, they use their hands to feel for the source of your discomfort and determine the best treatment. 

How does physical therapy treat hip pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the practice uses a hands-on, patient-centered approach to treat hip pain. Depending on the location and severity of your symptoms, your provider might suggest:

  • Myofascial release
  • Functional joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Stretches
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point release

The team often combines two or more treatments to ensure positive results and lasting outcomes. 

How long does it take for physical therapy to relieve hip pain?

The time it takes for physical therapy to relieve hip pain depends on several factors, including the underlying cause and your commitment to the treatment plan. 

Most people see significant improvement in 4-6 weeks, but it might take longer. Attend each of your checkups and carefully follow your provider's instructions.

Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule hip pain treatment, or book your appointment online.