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Relief for patients in Belle Chasse, LA, experiencing hip pain while walking up stairs

August 7th, 2019
Hip Pain While Walking Up Stairs

Hip pain can have a number of causes, including injury, fracture and arthritis, but they can all affect our ability to accomplish everyday tasks and have a normal activity level. One activity that many people with a hip condition complain about is pain while walking up the stairs. Climbing up and down stairs increases the load on the hips, as more of the body’s weight is placed on them and there is a lifting motion involved. 

With their biomechanical expertise, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help patients with hip pain overcome this and other movement issues. If you’re in the Belle Chasse, Louisiana, area and are suffering from hip pain that is affecting your ability to climb stairs and do other normal activities, Rehab Access can help. Our local clinic is staffed with caring and experienced therapists who have extensive experience in treating hip pain no matter what the cause. 

To give you a better idea of what to expect when you come to us for hip pain treatment, we’re happy to share the following guide. We’re always here to help and invite you to reach out to us with any questions you have or if you’d like to learn more about our treatment offerings. 

Hip pain and physical therapy

A physical therapy treatment program should always begin with a review of your medical history, questions about your specific symptoms and how they are affecting daily activities, and a physical examination. By testing your movement, balance and posture, your therapist can better determine why activities like climbing the stairs are particularly painful. 

Typical treatment options include therapeutic exercise, posture and balance training, aquatic therapy and manual therapy designed to accomplish the following goals:

  • Strengthen the hips 
  • Improve balance and stability
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieve muscle tension and increase the flow of blood to injured areas

Your therapist can also create a treatment plan to help perform specific activities less painfully, including climbing stairs, getting in and out of vehicles and getting out of a chair. 

Hip pain relief expertise at Rehab Access in Belle Chasse, LA

Everyone is different, which means a one-size-fits-all approach to physical therapy won’t offer the best chance of lasting relief. That’s why we believe in treating everyone who comes to us like family and making sure they get the personalized care they deserve. 

Don’t let hip pain keep you on the sidelines. Start your treatment journey by contacting us today to schedule your initial appointment with a member of our caring and dedicated team.