Hip Problems Specialist

Feel Good Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Hip problems can have a major impact on your mobility and overall quality of life. At Feel Good Physical Therapy in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, Gregory Trakhtenberg, MPT, and his team offer a broad spectrum of techniques designed to relieve pain and restore normal function. To speak with a specialist about your hip problem, call or book an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What’s causing my hip pain?

Your hip pain can be caused by a wide range of injuries and conditions that affect the structures of your hip. Possible causes of your hip pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocation
  • Sciatica

The most common cause of hip pain is tendinitis, an overuse injury that causes inflammation to the tendons in your hip. In some cases, your hip problem may be caused by a hip fracture. Hip fractures are common in older adults and typically result in sudden, severe hip pain. Conditions like osteoarthritis or tendinitis can happen gradually and worsen over time.

When should I seek medical care for my hip pain?

You should seek medical care if you experience hip pain that lasts longer than a few days. Hip pain caused by arthritis or soft tissue damage may continue to worsen without proper care. Although certain conditions like hip fractures may require emergency medical care, physical therapy can help you restore your strength and mobility after an injury. 

If your hip pain is interfering with your daily activities, the physical therapy specialists at Feel Good Physical Therapy can help you find the right treatment for you.  

What treatments are available for hip problems?

If your condition is minor, your physical therapist may instruct you on steps you can take at home to relieve your pain. In many cases, rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to rid you of your hip pain. If your condition doesn’t improve with at-home care, your physical therapist may recommend:

  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises

The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation, improve your strength and flexibility, and restore normal function and mobility. During your appointment, your physical therapist performs an examination to determine the most effective treatment for your hip problem. Your evaluation includes a physical exam as well as a discussion of your symptoms, recent activities, and medical history. 

The specialists at Feel Good Physical Therapy work with you to develop the right treatment plan for your condition. To find out if physical therapy is right or your hip problem, call the office or book an appointment online today.