Osteoarthritis of the hip affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort, pain, and limited mobility. While many people resort to medication and surgery, physical therapy can make a significant difference in alleviating the symptoms and improving the quality of life for those with osteoarthritis of the hip. At POSMC, we specialize in providing tailored physical therapy programs for hip osteoarthritis that help patients maximize their function and minimize their pain.
1. Understanding Osteoarthritis of the Hip:
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage between bones, which cushions the joints, deteriorates. Over time, the condition leads to painful bone-on-bone contact that can limit mobility significantly. Osteoarthritis of the hip is particularly challenging since the joint supports the weight of the upper body and the legs, performing multiple functions like walking, standing, and running. At POSMC, we assess the severity of hip osteoarthritis using X-rays, MRIs, and physical examinations to develop physical therapy programs that target the specific symptoms, location and severity of hip osteoarthritis.
2. Designing a Customized Physical Therapy Program:
At POSMC we believe that physical therapy for hip osteoarthritis must be tailored to each patient’s specific condition to achieve maximum results. To create an individualized physical therapy program, our licensed physical therapists perform comprehensive assessments to measure a patient’s muscle strength, joint mobility, and pain levels. Based on these assessments, we design a personalized treatment plan that can include treatments like manual therapy, muscle and joint strengthening exercises, stretching, aerobic conditioning, balance and coordination training and patient education.
3. Benefits of Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Hip:
Physical therapy can alleviate the pain associated with osteoarthritis. Our approach at POSMC focuses on treating mobility limitations, reducing stiffness, building strength, and improving flexibility and balance. Our physical therapy programs save patients money and time in the long run by reducing the need for surgery, by improving hip function, and by reducing shopping-related healthcare expenditures. Physical therapy is also associated with a range of health benefits, such as increasing circulation and enhancing immune function.
4. Ongoing Support and Follow-Up Care:
At POSMC, we understand that recovery from hip osteoarthritis takes time and patience. That is why we offer accessible physical therapy sessions that are flexible and convenient to each patient’s needs. We also offer ongoing support and follow-up care. In addition to regular physical therapy appointments, our patient’s progress is monitored, and their treatment plans are adjusted accordingly to ensure continued improvement and success.
5. Final Thoughts:
If you are experiencing hip pain and stiffness, don’t let a hip osteoarthritis diagnosis discourage you. At POSMC, our goal is to help our patients maintain a comfortable, active lifestyle free from pain and discomfort. Our physical therapy programs can help you regain mobility, improve your quality of life, and avoid the need for surgery. Please call us today if you believe you could benefit from our approach to treating hip osteoarthritis.
Physical therapy for hip osteoarthritis at POSMC is an effective treatment that can help those with degenerative joint disease to reduce pain, enhance mobility, increase strength, and improve quality of life. Our physical therapy programs are designed to address each patient’s unique condition, promoting long-term results through individualized care. If you suffer from hip osteoarthritis, we encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed physical therapists today.
Plano Physical Therapy Center
Contact Us Directly: 972-473-0229
3405 Midway Road Suite 500, Plano, TX 75093
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.