What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.
Hip pain is a very common condition and can be greatly improved with general orthopedic physical therapy. However, if your symptoms don’t seem to be responding as expected, you may benefit from a specialized pelvic health physical therapy evaluation to see if your pelvic floor muscles may be driving or contributing to your hip pain.
The hip/gluteal muscles and pelvic floor muscles are intimately interconnected. Patients experiencing hip pain often have imbalance, tension, and weakness within the system, which ultimately presents itself as pain. In those cases, pelvic health physical therapy can be the key to fully alleviating symptoms.
Hip pain is also very common during pregnancy and is influenced by postural changes, hormonal changes, and muscle weakness or imbalance. Pelvic health physical therapists often specialize in pregnancy and postpartum care and can assist you in managing your symptoms during and after your pregnancy.
Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.