Navigate through the sections below to learn all about getting to the root cause of your Hip Pain!
Hip Pain Symptoms
- Aching pain while sitting or driving
- Decreased range of motion
- Gait abnormality/ waddling
- Hip giving way or feeling of instability
- Hip pain / stiffness/ soreness
- Loss of motion
- Loss of muscle strength
- Muscle spasms
- Need to pop the hip back in place
- Referral pain into buttock or down the leg
- Snapping sensation
These symptoms can be signs of the following conditions caused by pelvic and hip soft tissue injuries that we commonly treat with S.T.A.R. Therapy.
Causes of Hip Pain
- Labrum degeneration
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Hip bone spurs
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Hip bursitis
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Low back pain
- IT Band pain
- Hamstring tendonopathy
Hip Pain Treatment
Most painful conditions begin with damage to the soft tissue structures and progress into degenerative conditions that include hip osteoarthritis, labral degeneration, snapping hip syndrome, bone spurs, femoroacetabular impingement and more. Until the soft tissue injuries are addressed comprehensively, the joint will continue to degenerate due to the destructive joint motions. S.T.A.R. Therapy can get to the root cause that is allowing destructive joint motions.
Cortisone injections are routinely used in traditional medicine to cover up the pain temporarily and have degenerative effects that lead to early onset of osteoarthritis. Traditional treatments are not targeted to resolve the source of hip pain, which therefore leads to accelerated degeneration and the eventual need for hip replacement.
We found S.T.A.R. Therapy is an excellent option for alleviating chronic hip pain and the need for most hip surgeries. Our team can determine if you sound like a good candidate for our clinics. Even if you have been recommended for surgery or have tried cortisone, or other injections that did not resolve the pain, we may very well be able to help you!
Our Research for Pelvic and Hip Pain
- Home Training, Local Corticosteroid Injection, Or Radial Shock Wave Therapy For Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome. Rompe JD, Segal NA, Cacchio A, Furia JP, Morral A, Maffulli N. American Journal of Sports Medicine (2009)
- Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy As A Treatment For Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. Furia JP, Rompe JD, Maffulli N. American Journal of Sports Medicine (2009)