This Page Is Perfect For You If…
- You have glute pain or are suffering from a hip labral tear that keeps you up at night.
- You’re tired of always feeling uncomfortable.
- The pain in your hip or glutes is preventing you from walking or running.
- You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery to address your constant pain.
If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your glute pain or pain associated with a hip labral tear, and what three mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.
What’s Wrong With My Hip or Glutes? Hear Teri’s Story
To help you understand what might be wrong with your hip, we’ll take our client Teri for example. Teri is busy with work and raising a family, and she loves lifting to hike and stay active. However, her hips were a big problem. She wasn’t able to hike, and she wasn’t able to get a comfortable night’s sleep
Teri was frustrated because she had been battling hip pain for a few years. She would go walk, and it wouldn’t get better. Teri was left not knowing what to do, not realizing that the repetitive motion she was doing was just making it worse. With trying to figure everything out on her own, it only caused her more anxiety as she was trying every little thing to heal herself. She then started to feel like she just wasn’t doing something right or everything that she was trying just was not enough.
Eventually her hip started to bother her when she was sleeping, so she never felt fully rested. This left her thinking it was “just that time when you start aging”, which led her to not being able to engage with her family as much as she wanted and not in the ways that she truly enjoyed.
Has any of this happened to you?
Click The Video Below To Hear It From Teri
When we first met Teri she was told by her doctor at Mayo to find an expert physical therapist to work with her and teach her how to do the right exercises to help address her hip pain. By the time she came to The Doctors of PT, Teri had tried everything to address her hip pain, not realizing that it was her prior injuries not being addressed that was the real cause of her recurring pain.
Mistake #1: Focusing only on one body part.
If you’re suffering from pain either in your hips or glutes, it’s not just affecting those areas. Pains in your lower body also often involve the back, and the knee. To get a full picture, an assessment needs to be done of the hip, knee, leg, and lower back in addition to just your hips or glutes. When you focus on pain at the hip, you’re focusing on the symptom, not the cause. It’s often a combination of what’s happening to your hips, knees, back, pelvis, and spine.
We developed a plan to help Teri’s hip to heal by first identifying everything that was CAUSING the pain to keep coming back. This helps us to avoid “Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments”.
Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments
There are 45 muscles that attach to your hip and pelvis alone. To put it simply, that means that everyone’s injury can be entirely different. When a full evaluation is performed, it should be explained to you exactly what is going on, which muscles are involved, and what the path is to get you better. Too often this step is skipped and the same treatment is rinsed and repeated on patients of all age groups, shapes, and sizes.
Sometimes an explanation is given, but it’s in terms so technical that it’s difficult to understand to the average person. It’s a safe bet that if you can’t understand the explanation of how your treatment works, it probably won’t work for you.
Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Goal In Mind
What caused Teri to struggle in the past was that her plan was always just about the hip pain. The hip pain would lessen which allowed her to be active again, but without addressing the root cause, she’d eventually be back to square one with her pain.
Her real goal was being able to hike, take care of her family, and stay active without being limited by hip pain. She wanted to be able to get a full night’s sleep, and take care of herself, and her family. Which is why we designed a plan that helped her achieve all of the above.
How Can Working With A Specialist At DPT Help You Put An End To Your Hip Labral Tear Pain or Glute Pain?
- Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual lifestyle to get you back to doing the things that are most important to you.
- You’ll learn about your body, your muscles, and how everything is connected.
- You’ll understand how to take care of yourself so you can continue to enjoy being pain free and active well into the future.
- You’ll understand everything that’s contributing to your glute or hip pain, and have a plan to get it corrected.
- Your DPT team understands where you are at, and designs a plan to help you get to where you want to be in as few, or as many steps as it may take.
If you’re ready to get closer to a life without hip pain or pain in your glutes, all you have to do is click the orange button, fill out our form, and our experts will give you a call to help you decide if we can help you.