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Hip Pain


Renew_Physical_Therapy_PDX_Hip PainHip pain, dull or sharp; Stiffness or difficulty moving leg; Muscle soreness; Groin pain; Buttock pain; Thigh pain; Hip joint painless or painful noise (crepitus) with leg movement; Limping; Giving way of leg.


Hip pain typically occurs from physical injury, overuse injury, or from gradual accumulated “wear and tear” as seen in arthritis.  In the cases of gradual pain onset, frequently the presence of a mobility or muscle imbalance predisposed the individual to developing the hip pain.  Hip pain can derive from the hip joint itself, muscle or tendon, or bursa.  In some cases, one may experience referred pain into the hip region from a lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint condition, or localized groin pain from a hernia.

Related Conditions: 

Hip joint arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Total hip arthroplasty; Labral tear; Femoral Acetabular impingement; Perthes disease; Slipped capital femoral epiphysis; Bursitis; Trochanteric bursitis; Hip flexor strain; Iliopsoas strain; Femoral nerve entrapment.

How Renew Physical Therapy Can Help: 

A thorough subjective evaluation and biomechanical examination will be completed at the time of each patient’s initial appointment, which will include assessing existing diagnostic imaging, ie. x-rays, MRI, or determining whether further diagnostic imaging should be recommended to the patient’s referring physician.  The structural and mechanical cause of the patient’s symptoms will be established, and an appropriate individualized treatment program addressing this root cause will be designed.  We will utilize therapeutic modalities, ie. cold/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. We will also use specialized massage, mobilization, and taping techniques, as well as therapeutic stretching/strengthening exercises to restore pain-free function.  Patient education is paramount in eliminating and preventing the return of symptoms, which will include an individualized home self-mobilization and exercise program as well as behavioral modification strategies.