Hip Pain

Repetitive motions and anything from pregnancy to poor posture can contribute to your hip pain. The hips are ball and socket joints, the most mobile type of joint in the body, but with more motion comes more potential for dysfunction.

How can physical therapy help?

At Body Gears Physical Therapy, if you have hip pain or tightness you can bet on having your breathing evaluated. It sounds crazy, but let us explain. There is a connection of the main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to the hip flexor muscle, the psoas. Both of these essential muscles attach to the front of your lumbar spine. When these muscle fibers are not able to “play nice” and glide freely, dysfunction can manifest as restricted breathing on the side of the hip pain or tightness. A cycle of psoas tightness and hip pain continues as the body creeps further into a dysfunctional breathing pattern.Hip Pain Hip Pain

How do you stop the cycle? Following an evaluation to determine whether breathing restrictions exist, your physical therapist can provide the most appropriate intervention. At Body Gears, we use many techniques and forms of treatment, including joint mobilizations, soft tissue manual therapy, Functional Dry Needling, muscle activation and strengthening exercises, balance exercises, and functional movement re-training including walking, running, and squatting.

Our goal is to help you manage and eliminate pain, improve range of motion, increase muscle activation and strength, and restore efficient movement mechanics to get you back to normal function. Long-lasting relief from hip pain is on the way with the help of a physical therapist!

Request Free Consult or Contact Us Today at Chicago Lincoln Park, Oak Brook, Oak Park, & Winnetka, IL Centers to learn more about how we can help you get back to the things that matter most and enjoying life without pain.