Osteoarthritis can strike at any joint, and the hips are no exception. Pain caused by osteoarthritis of the hip can range from mild stiffness to debilitating pain that prevents you from getting up. Since osteoarthritis is a progressive condition, it’s best to seek immediate treatment. Physical therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment that can help manage your current symptoms and prevent future damage as much as possible.
At Professional Physical Therapy, our goal is to guide your path to recovery so you can get back to living your life to the fullest, free of painful and bothersome hip osteoarthritis symptoms. Professional’s physical therapists are experts in assessing discomfort caused by hip osteoarthritis and creating individualized treatment plans that aim to relieve pain, improve the status of your joints and muscles, and alleviate your symptoms for the long term.
What is Hip Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis of the hip is inflammation of the hip joint and is one of the most common forms of arthritis. The inflammation associated with hip arthritis causes the soft, shock-absorbing cartilage that cushions the hip joint to break down, exposing the raw bone and leaving it susceptible to joint deformation, narrowing of the joint space, and bone spurs.
Osteoarthritis of the hip is often referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis or “degenerative joint disease”. It is a long-term condition that worsens over time. Although hip osteoarthritis is more common in older adults, it can develop at any age. If left untreated, hip osteoarthritis can require invasive procedures such as steroid injections, hip resurfacing, or a total hip replacement.
Do you have pain from Osteoarthritis?
Our physical therapists will customize a rehabilitation plan for pain caused by Hip Osteoarthritis. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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Insurances We Accept
Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics. Find your particular provider below based on your area. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
Fallon Health (MA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
Health New England (MA)
Magna Care (MA, NH)
Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
Medicaid (MA, NH)
Medicare (MA, NH)
Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
TRICARE (MA, NH)
Tufts Cigna (MA)
Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
Symptoms of Hip Osteoarthritis
Common symptoms of hip osteoarthritis include, but are not limited to:
Stiffness in the hip joint, especially after sleeping or prolonged sitting
Sharp, shooting pain in the hip, groin, thigh, knee, or buttocks
Dull, aching pain in the hip, groin, thigh, knee, or buttocks
A feeling of “warmth” around the hip joint
Difficulty and pain when standing up, bending over, or walking at an incline
Pain at night when side sleeping or rolling over
A locking and/or grinding feeling in the hip area
What Can I Expect from Physical Therapy for Hip Osteoarthritis?
At Professional, you and your physical therapist will work together, following a unique treatment plan designed to help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible. Your PT will discuss your concerns with you and examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by hip osteoarthritis pain.
Throughout your physical therapy appointments, your PT will:
Assess your source of discomfort and pain
Discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan
Teach you exercises to help relieve symptoms
Offer guidance and support to prevent further damage
Recommend ways to make daily activities more bearable as you heal
Diagnosing Hip Osteoarthritis
The exact treatment methods used will depend on the cause and severity of your hip osteoarthritis diagnosis. Tools that can be used to diagnose your condition and refer you to PT include a clinical exam, MRI, X-Ray or Orthopedic Specialist.
Physical Therapy Treatments for Hip Osteoarthritis
Your PT will prescribe personalized therapy treatments intended to improve range of motion, relieve discomfort, and help your body heal. Some therapeutic techniques our physical therapist may use to relieve hip osteoarthritis pain include:
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Health & Wellness Strategies
Our Commitment to Pain Relief for Hip Osteoarthritis
When you find a physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy for your hips, you can expect to get the best treatment for your hip osteoarthritis symptoms. Professional’s physical therapists are ready to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.
We provide treatments for osteoarthritis pain relief from our physical therapy clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and hip pain treatment specialist today.
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