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Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton for Hip Pain

The hip joint is the largest and strongest joint in the human body, characterized as a synovial ball and socket joint formed between the hip bone (os coxa) and the femur. It consists of the femoral head (rounded projection at the top of the thigh bone) fitting into the socket called the acetabulum in the pelvic girdle. Cartilage lines both the ball and socket to provide cushioning, while the synovium, a thin membrane, surrounds the joint space and produces synovial fluid for lubrication and reduced friction.

Physiotherapists (PTs) specialize in evaluating and treating various hip pain and dysfunctions. Our expertise covers individuals of all age groups and encompasses a wide range of muscle, joint, and neurological conditions.

Hip Pain Conditions That Respond to Physiotherapy

Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton successfully treat numerous hip-related conditions, including hip pain, arthritis, tendonitis, groin strain, trochanteric bursitis, leg length discrepancy, groin strain, hip strain, and post-surgical hip replacement.

Physiotherapy offers several advantages as a treatment option. It is free from side effects, cost-effective, supported by clinical research, and customized to target the underlying cause of your condition.

Hip Pain Recovery

Your recovery process involves multiple steps. We prioritize pain relief, restoration of any lost hip range of motion, increased strength, recovery of walking and functional skills, and promoting independent care.

Treatment options for hip pain may include drugs, epidural injections, surgery, or physiotherapy. However, physiotherapy stands out for its comprehensive approach.

Our care includes a thorough biomechanical evaluation, extensive patient education, and the development of a personalized treatment plan. We employ gentle hands-on techniques to relax muscles, effective joint mobilization techniques to reduce stiffness, and pain-relieving modalities like ice, heat, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Targeted stretching exercises for tight muscles, walking and stair climbing retraining, balance exercises, and sit-to-stand retraining are also incorporated.

Physiotherapy Treatment Options

Each individual is unique, and the duration of your treatment may vary. It could range from one or two visits to an extended care plan spanning several weeks or months. We are here to assist you if you seek long-term relief from your pain and desire to address the root cause rather than just the symptoms.

If your hip hurts, call Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton for a thorough assessment today!

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