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Arthritis in the Hip Treatment


How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Pain and Improve Mobility

Physical therapy can help relieve arthritis pain and improve mobility in the hip area by strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments and teaching you how to control your movements in order to keep your body balanced. 

These exercises can be done at home, with the help of a trained physical therapist, or both depending on your comfort level and budget. Learn more about arthritis in the hip and how physical therapy can help ease symptoms and make you more comfortable.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint, but it most commonly affects your hips. The symptoms of hip arthritis are mild to moderate pain, stiffness and swelling. 

You may also have difficulty flexing or extending your leg when trying to stand up from a seated position. Your hip may click or feel like it’s locking up when you try to move your leg. Over time, you may lose some range of motion in your hip joint.

What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common types of arthritis. OA occurs when an individual experiences a significant loss of cartilage between bones in joints due to aging, trauma, or prolonged wear-and-tear on joints. Cartilage is a firm but flexible substance that protects bones from rubbing against each other. The lack of cartilage causes bones to rub together which leads to pain and stiffness in joints, including hips.

How is Osteoarthritis Treated With Physical Therapy?

Osteoarthritis can be treated with exercise and physical therapy. A physical therapist will work with you to reduce joint pain while improving mobility. Exercises can strengthen surrounding muscles supporting weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, spine, and ankles. Stretching exercises help prevent muscle tightness contributing to joint pain.

How Pinnacle Physical Therapy Can Help

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Dr. Brian Murphy and his Pinnacle Physical Therapy team has helped many patients with arthritis in their hips who are suffering from hip pain, limited mobility, and a lack of exercise tolerance. If you’re ready to get back on track with your life, call Pinnacle today at (501) 529-2010.

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