If you’ve recently picked up a hip injury, or if you’ve been suffering with hip pain a while it can be very tempting to brush it off as “nothing serious” and simply put up with it continuing your life as best as you can.
Or, it can be very easy to get down on yourself and end up feeling stuck, wondering if you’ll ever be able to get back to a normal pain-free life, or back to playing sports and staying active like you used to…
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone, we see many clients going through this all the time. In fact, we see people living with hip injuries from sports and exercise in our Physical Therapy clinics in Chelsea, Manhattan and Greenpoint, Brooklyn all year round...
Many people who are suffering are asking themselves:
“It’s Been Months - So Why am I STILL Suffering With a Hip Injury That’s Stopping Me From Being Active and Participating in My Favorite Classes or Sports?”...
Most people think that when they have a hip injury it’ll get better with some rest, and that they’ll be able to return to their exercise and life again, quickly. But then when they go back to exercise, they’re still restricted - most times it’s even worse than it was when it first came on. Often when you rest there is little if any pain - but as soon as you are active again, it comes back and no matter how much rest you give it - it doesn’t seem to be improving.
Does That Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinics is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, and “try these painkillers” to see if the pain goes away. Four weeks later they end up going back to the same Doctor again because the injury hasn’t got any better, only to be given MORE rest, and ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills.
The problem is that when it comes to these injuries - complete rest is rarely the best advice.
So maybe you’re confused and frustrated because you have been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have a back problem - but it’s actually the hip where the problem came from or vice versa?
Hip injuries can be very confusing because there are so many factors that can lead to and cause the pain. The way you walk, the way you sit, the way you squat, these are all contributing factors in your pain. The hip needs to be worked on and if you rest for too long - other parts of the body become just as problematic!
This confusion over “resting” often leads people to continue to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their injury and return back to exercise and a normal life. Worse, many people just end up accepting their pain as if it’s normal, and as if it ‘has’ to be that way.
Is That How You Feel Too?
If You’re Currently Frustrated And Living With A Hip Injury, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
- 1. You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t
- 2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest, and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off, you were left in agonising pain again
- 3. A family member, or friend, told you that everyone is more prone to hip injuries when working out or being active, so you just accepted it
- 4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or Physical Therapists in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
- 5. You’ve tried using things like heat pads, ice, and rest but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better or return to exercise with ease
- 6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you were in a lot of pain, but it still irritates you daily
- 7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel a bit ‘painful’ or maybe ‘relaxing’, and didn’t do anything to fix your injury long term…
If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to hop on a call to talk with one of our specialists at our Chelsea or Greenpoint Clinics to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to get on a call with us if you would like to receive some expert advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best results.
Well, here’s 4 things you can do:
- 1. First, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many New Yorker's procrastinate for so long, thinking that the pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months later they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse and they’re still sitting out from playing sports, or taking the exercise classes they enjoy
- 2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises! One of the best things to help you recover quickly and safely from a hip injury is to do the right series of progressed exercises. The right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely and return to sports again quickly, and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
- 3. Avoid “too much rest” - while rest is an important part of the recovery process, too much rest won’t do anything to help you recover quickly. Many people believe that recovery means total rest from exercise - "no way". In order for an injury to recover, blood flow is needed which rest prevents. It would really help if you were given appropriate "active recovery" activities and strengthening exercises to heal the injury, alongside hands-on treatment to help you become healthy again as quickly as possible.
- 4. Get real, “hands-on” treatments - Physical Therapy is proven to help people with hip injuries. In fact at Fit Club Physical Therapy & Sports Performance we help people recover from hip injuries all year round. If your injury is stopping you from staying active, if it’s affecting your job, or if it threatens your independence and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - Physical therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Fit Club (clinics in Chelsea, Manhattan and Greenpoint, Brooklyn) can help you get back to being active as quickly and safely as possible - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:
So the next question is?
How Can Choosing To See A Physical Therapist at Fit Club, Help You Get Rid Of Your Hip Injury For Good?
- We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions
- We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes
- Pain can drain you of energy and put you out of playing your favorite sports and participating in your favorite activities - we can help you to enjoy living with more energy each day, and return to doing what you love safely and quickly
- We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect blend of exercises that will speed up your recovery
- We can help you put an end to needing to take painkillers which are obviously not very good for your long-term health
- We can help you avoid dangerous surgery - and painful injections
- We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room where you’ll be told to “rest” again...
- We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that your injury has taken from you...
- We can help you to finally be able to walk, and move freely, without worrying if the pain is going to get worse and stop you in your tracks
- Basically… the Physical Therapy Team at Fit Club Physical Therapy & Sports Performance can help you get back to living life free from daily, annoying and frustrating hip pain, and return to the exercise you love