The location of hip pain is often an indicator of its cause. For example, problems with the hip joint itself usually cause pain on the inside of the hip and in the groin area. Pain on the outside, upper thigh and buttock area point toward muscle, tendon and other soft tissue problems.
Hip pain has several origins. Most common are injury and arthritis, while other underlying conditions often contribute to the start of pain.
With older people, falls that were once non-issues may be complicated due to osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in older patients is a type of wear-and-tear facture contributing to hip pain. That wearing can also lead to bursitis and tendinitis in the joint.
Absolutely. Hip replacement surgery is a last resort treatment when other alternatives fail. The surgery requires an incision between 2-10 inches, depending on the procedure. Recovery time lasts between 6 months to a year. While PhysioNetics does pre and post-operative physiotherapy, preventing surgery in the first place is the preferred outcome. They have plenty of treatment options to relieve hip discomfort before surgery becomes required.
Manual therapy, mobility and flexibility exercises and lifestyle training comprise basic treatment. Depending on the origin of the hip pain, soft tissue treatments such as radial pulse therapy, soft tissue oscillation, and Graston Technique manipulations revive and restore the fascia in the hip area.
Cold light laser, Kinesio Tape, and iontophoresis augment fundamental therapy, extending its potential. PhysioNetics provides the NuStep® recumbent cross trainer and AlterG stabilizing anti-gravity treadmill along with custom exercise plans to minimize stress on the hips while permitting aerobic and mobility exercise. If you’re suffering from hip pain, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Varveris.
Although PhysioNetics Physical Therapy is an in-network provider with some health insurance companies, we are out of network with many others. Many insurance companies require providers to accept 30-40% less than the Physician Fee Schedule rates for their services if they become in network providers. Other physical therapy clinics decide to accept these reduced payments and see more patients with less one-on-one treatment time to make up for the decrease in income. We at PhysioNetics do not consider these viable options. Each of our patients is scheduled for an exclusive appointment time with a licensed physical therapist during which time they receive one-on-one physical therapy care tailored exclusively for them. Unlike other clinics, we utilize the latest technologies in rehabilitation services to facilitate faster recovery, which in the long run will cost you less out of pocket expenses. Since we will not compromise on our level of care, we are unable to accept most insurance contracts. Often times our cash fee is less than your in-patient co-pay requirements. We will be happy to provide you with the proper forms and paperwork for you to submit your claims if you wish to do so. Typically, for patients with high deductibles and copays, it is more cost-effective to pay our cash-pay rates. PhysioNetics sets itself apart from other clinics on the basis of quality of care and we are confident that after your first visit you will realize that you made the right decision to choose us over perhaps an in-network provider. We are sure you will not be disappointed! What is your health, wellness and quality of life worth?