Hip pain can occur when any of the components surrounding the hip are injured or inflamed, such as the hip joint, ligaments, bursae, nerves, and surrounding muscles, including the adductor muscles, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteals, and the iliopsoas muscles. We trace the root cause of hip pain, understand the underlying conditions, and curate an individualized rehabilitation path.
Hip pain may occur in the groin, outer hip, or deep buttocks. In most cases, hip pain occurs due to limited motion of the hips, which places abnormal pressure on the surrounding structures, including the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This can lead to hip pains in the groins, outer hips, buttocks, or even the thighs.
Hip sprains occur when the ligaments are injured or overstretched, and hip strains occur when the muscles or tendons are injured. The micro-tearing and injuries are often followed by swelling and inflammation, which, in turn, restricts movement. Physical therapy is necessary if you have limitations due to the injury.
The piriformis muscle located deep within the buttock is responsible for hip rotations. The sciatic nerve usually moves underneath the muscle as it reaches the legs. Over time, excessive sitting or the loss of movement in the hips can make the piriformis muscle pinch the sciatic nerve, leading to radiating pains in the outer thigh.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, traveling from the buttocks down the back of the legs, is irritated. When the sciatic nerve is pinched due to bone spurs, vertebral protrusions, or the tightness of the piriformis muscles, you experience sharp, radiating pains in your buttocks and the back of your legs.
The hip joints are necessary for all movements, such as walking, squatting, bending, and more. As such, the hip joints sustain significant wear and tear over the years, making osteoarthritis of the hips fairly common. Over time, as the hip joints stiffen and the muscles weaken, you experience chronic pain and movement limitations in your hips.
Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is a surgery wherein the socket of the hip joint or the head of the femur (or both) is replaced after a fracture or long-term arthritis. Physical therapy is essential after total hip replacement to restore your range of motion, prevent future injuries, and recover completely.
Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the trochanter. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between muscles. A trochanter is a large bony area in the hip. As such, trochanteric bursitis is a condition that develops when the large bursa on the outside of the trochanter is inflamed due to abnormal joint movements and muscle weakness.
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Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by a team of physical therapists. We understand the root cause of your hip pain to provide long-term relief from symptoms. Each treatment plan is individually curated according to your unique needs and concerns to ensure optimal results. For more information, please schedule an appointment at our centers in Miami, FL.