Hip Disorders

Even though your pain may be in your hip, we may examine your entire lower body including sitting/standing posture, gait or mechanics of your work/sport. The way you move is influenced by your back, hips, knees and ankles/feet. Muscle weakness, decreased flexibility or decreased mobility of a joint can impact surrounding joints. At CPTC, we do a thorough examination of all the joints, supporting muscles and ligaments of the hip and may also assess the lumbar spine and the knee for involvement.

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint called the acetabulofemoral joint. The acetabulum is the socket of the pelvis and the head of the femur is the ball.

Commonly seen hip disorders include (but are not limited to):

• Muscle strains
• Ligament sprains
• Labral tears
• Tendonitis/tendonosis/tendonopathy; for example hip flexor tendonitis
• Osteoarthritis of the hip
• Greater Trochanter Bursitis
• Post-operative total hip or partial hip replacement
• Hip arthroscopy
• Hip resurfacing or debridement
• 'Piriformis syndrome'
• Proximal Ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome We are also trained to treat all post-surgical conditions following appropriate tissue healing parameters and the referring physician’s rehabilitation guidelines or protocol.

Depending on your individual needs, your treatment plan may include a wide variety of interventions such as joint mobilizations of the hip, soft tissue mobilizations to surrounding muscles, modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound or iontophoresis), exercises for strengthening and/or stretching, posture education for sitting/sleeping/standing, gait/walking training and running training if needed.

Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center · 100 Timberhill Place, Suite #115 · Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 967-5959 · Fax: (919) 968-1478 · Email: cptc@bellsouth.net
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