This Page Is Perfect For You If…
- You have hip pain that keeps you up at night.
- You’re worried about your tight hips.
- You’re tired of always feeling uncomfortable.
- Hip Pain is preventing you from walking or running.
- You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery for your hip pain.
If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your hip pain, and what 3 mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.
What’s Wrong With My Hip?
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. Her hips were a big problem. She wasn’t able to hike, and she wasn’t able to sleep comfortably at night.
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 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 who will work with her and teach her how to do the right exercises at the right time. By the time she came to us, Teri had tried everything focused on 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.
Hip pain often involves the hip, the back, and the knee. To get a full picture, an assessment needs to be done of the hip, knee, leg, and low back in addition to the hip. 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 at the hip, knee, 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. This means that everyone’s case 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. Often this step is skipped, and people are given a bunch of exercises with very little explanation.
Sometimes an explanation is given, but it’s in technical terms that are hard to understand. If it hasn’t been explained simply, it’s hard to know if you’re getting a treatment that is cookie cutter, or if it’s specific to your case.
Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Goal In Mind
Where Teri had struggled in the past, the plan was always about the hip pain. The hip pain would lessen and she would get more active, and it would gradually come back.
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. 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 Pain?
- Your treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle to get you to be able to do the things that are most important to you.
- You’ll learn about the body, the 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 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, 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.