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Hip Pain Specialist

TLC Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy & Private Medical Practices located in North Shore, Staten Island, NY & South Shore, Staten Island, NY

If you have hip pain that affects your ability to complete your daily tasks, the team at TLC Physical Therapy may be able to help. Jason LaMendola, PT, and his skilled team may reduce hip pain using advanced physical therapy techniques. Call an office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey to schedule an appointment today. Alternatively, online scheduling is also available to book.

Hip Pain Q&A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your hip joint, the joint that connects your upper leg to your pelvis. If you suffer from stubborn hip pain that isn’t going away on its own, or you’ve recently had hip surgery, physical therapy may be able to help with the healing process and ease your discomfort.

What does hip pain feel like?

Hip pain symptoms may include:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Popping sounds

The pain can range from mild to severe, even crippling in some cases. At the first sign of a problem, schedule an appointment to meet with the TLC Physical Therapy team to evaluate your condition. 

What are the common causes of hip pain?

Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip joint inflammation
  • Fractures
  • Hip labral tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone infections
  • Lack of flexibility or strength

You might have a hip injury caused by a chronic disease, sports injury, workplace injury, car accident, falling down, or age-related wear-and-tear.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of hip pain?

To find out what’s causing hip pain, your provider review your symptoms and medical history (along with an accident history if necessary). Then, they check your vital signs and complete a physical exam to assess your hip joints. They may also order blood tests and an imaging procedure like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.

How does physical therapy help with hip pain?

Physical therapy is a holistic treatment for hip pain. You could need physical therapy after hip surgery or, in some cases, instead of surgery.

The TLC Physical Therapy team creates a physical therapy plan to match your injury or pain. Physical therapy uses injury-specific strength exercises and flexibility training. In some cases, therapeutic massage is also used to speed up healing, improve blood flow, and ease your discomfort.

You could meet with your therapist several times a week in the beginning. As your hip joint begins to heal, you’ll meet less often. Over time, you may find less pain, and improved function and mobility.

To learn more about physical therapy for hip pain, call a TLC Physical Therapy office in Staten Island or Midtown Manhattan in New York, or Englishtown in New Jersey. Online scheduling is also available to book.