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3 Common Reasons for Hip Pain

3 Common Reasons for Hip Pain and When to Seek Treatment

One of the most common types of chronic pain is joint pain, including regions such as the hip, knee and shoulder. In the human hip, several muscles, joints and tendons are joined together, in order to help you achieve complex movements. As a result, if you experience pain or damage to this area, it can become very difficult to perform even the simplest daily activities. Here are some common reasons for hip pain and ways physical therapy can help you find relief.

Why Does My Hip Hurt? Reasons for Hip Pain

Many people who experience aching hip joints assume it’s a natural part of aging. However, this is not true, as people age do not need to expect hip pain. Unfortunately, hip discomfort is common for many individuals, from the elderly to young, healthy athletes.

Whether due to aging, repetitive motion, traumatic injury or chronic disease, hip pain can be caused by many different conditions. But, there may be some underlying, less obvious causes of hip pain to consider. Here are three other reasons for hip pain:

  • 1. Too much sitting. Considering the average professional spends nearly eight hours a day sitting, hip pain from extended sitting may be more common than you think. As a result, we see patients with weakened hip flexors and IT bands, as well as pinched nerves.
  • 2. Obesity. Obesity can be a hidden reason for hip pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70 percent of US adults are either overweight or obese. Not only can obesity lead to osteoarthritis, all this excess weight puts a burden on joints, causing pain or inflammation in the hip.


A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism found that just one pound of weight loss can result in four pounds of pressure removed from the knee. Similar studies have found that for one pound of weight loss, individuals can remove six pounds of pressure off the hips.

  • 3. Overtraining. Another reason for hip pain may be micro-trauma in the muscles surrounding the hips, caused by overtraining. Whether due to increasing workout intensity and time too quickly, or not taking adequate recovery time, these minor issues may turn into bigger problems such as sprains, strains, bursitis or stress fractures.

When to Seek Treatment for Your Hip Pain

Symptoms often offer insight to your hip pain condition. If you experience any of the following symptoms for more than a few days, or the pain starts to wake you up at night, make an appointment at Twin Boro to get assessed and find the relief you need:

  • Limping.
  • Pain affecting your ability to walk normally.
  • Pain in the groin.
  • Stiffness.
  • Feeling a limited range of motion.
  • Spasms or throbbing in surrounding muscles.
  • Pain that extends along the front of hip or anywhere around the hip joint, including the buttocks.

Relieve Hip Pain with Physical Therapy in New Jersey

If you are experiencing hip pain, don’t assume it’s definitely age-related. Several reasons for your hip pain could be to blame. Show your hips some love with physical therapy at Twin Boro. We’ll help you control symptoms, reduce pain and improve overall functional mobility.

When it comes to diagnosing, treating and recovering from hip pain, our therapists have the expertise and knowledge to discover the underlying causes and create a personal treatment plan.

You deserve a pain-free life. If you or a loved one lives in New Jersey and suffers from hip pain, we have 51 convenient locations offering hip pain treatment. Each Twin Boro office offers skilled physical therapists who are ready to help you get functioning again. Give us a call at1-732-444-3578 to schedule your appointment.

Twin Boro Physical Therapy: Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey

Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey, Twin Boro has provided NJ residents with high quality physical therapy and rehab for over 39 years! It’s our award-winning approach, proven results and reputation that sets us apart. By incorporating the One2Four program into each patient’s program, the latest and most reliable scientific research and techniques are incorporated into effective evidence-based practice. We deliver only the highest standard of care with the unique One2Four approach.

It’s no surprise that Twin Boro Physical Therapy has also been voted the best physical therapy practice in New Jersey by the readers of mycentraljersey.com.

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