Do your hips feel stuck? Here’s what could be going on

If your hips feel stuck, it can be for a variety of reasons. Hips that feel stiff and immobile could be related to a degenerative condition such as arthritis, while the underlying cause could also be related to a hip impingement or hip dislocation if there is also pain involved. 

The fact of the matter is that we need fully functioning hips to do anything, from walking to working around the house to doing nearly any job. If you find yourself with hips that feel stuck, it is highly recommended to seek prompt attention from a qualified professional. 

For conditions affecting the hips, physical therapy can provide practical results by improving mobility, relieving pain and promoting the long-term function of your hips. By learning more about how therapists can identify and treat your condition if your hips feel stuck, you can take a more proactive role in your care.

Seeing a physical therapist for to get your hips moving again

When you first meet with a physical therapist, he or she will first want to gain a better understanding of what’s going on with your hips and gauge factors such as pain levels and range of motion. This is typically accomplished through a question-and-answer session, physical examination and movement tests. 

Therapists have a number of tools at their disposal to improve hip mobility depending on the underlying cause. These include: 

  • Manual therapies, including joint and soft tissue mobilization 
  • Therapeutic exercises, including range-of-motion stretches and hip strengthening techniques
  • Movement training to improve balance and stability

You can also work closely with your therapist to learn about and develop strategies that can help with hip mobility and health in the long term. 

Hip relief at Back in Motion 

If your hips are feeling stuck, our compassionate and experienced team can help. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized plan so you can get your hips moving and return to a healthy and active lifestyle that you’ve been missing. 

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your initial appointment with one of our friendly representatives.

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