Physical therapy for hip pain in St. Charles, Missouri

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Meet with the best hip pain physical therapists in St. Charles, Missouri

St. Charles, Missouri, Luna’s physical therapists are experts when it comes to treating hip pain and its underlying causes. Our licensed PTs will work with you to create a personalized stretching and strengthening routine that’s tailored to the type, cause, and severity of your hip pain.

With Luna, patients can not only expect a tailored PT program designed to help them return to the activities and lifestyle they enjoy — our therapists come to you in the most convenient location of all — home. It’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is hip pain?

The body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, the hip joins the leg to the trunk of the body via the rounded head of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis. The hip’s cartilage cushion allows for fluid, painless motion, however years of use (or overuse), injury, or disease can cause this cartilage to wear down or become damaged. It’s not uncommon for older patients to experience chronic hip soreness, though it can be challenging to identify the root cause.

The most common causes of hip pain include arthritis, hip fractures, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, and labral tears. In some cases, depending on the underlying cause, hip pain can spread into the thigh, groin, or buttocks. Hip pain treatments will be tailored to the underlying cause or condition. While these can sometimes be addressed with rest, ibuprofen, and ice alone, more serious conditions may require surgery, and/or physical therapy.

Source: WebMD

Hip pain symptoms

Symptoms of hip pain will vary depending on the underlying cause. Pain may be dull or sharp, and symptoms will vary in intensity and type from mild to severe.

Common symptoms associated with hip pain include limping, loss of motion in the hip, an inability to walk normally; pain in the joint or groin; swelling, tenderness, and warmth in the hip; and difficulty applying pressure to the hip.

The most common symptoms of hip pain include:

  • Loss of hip motion
  • Tenderness in the hip
  • Swelling in the hip
  • Difficulty putting weight on the hip

Source: MedicineNet

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What causes hip pain?

A number of common injuries can cause hip pain, including a hip dislocation, fracture, labral tear, or sprain. In most cases, rest and ice can help resolve minor injuries. However, physical therapy may be necessary to restore full range of motion to the hip.

Barring an injury, arthritis is the most likely cause of hip pain in older patients. Multiple types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis, can cause the degradation of cartilage in the hip along with chronic hip pain.

Conditions such as bursitis, sciatica, osteoporosis, and cancer can also cause hip pain. Patients should always seek medical attention first in order to identify the underlying cause of their hip pain.

The most common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoporosis
Source: WebMD

Physical therapy for hip pain in St. Charles, Missouri

Physical therapy for hip pain will begin with a gait evaluation, range of motion measurements, strength measurements, and mobility testing to determine the location, source, and severity of the discomfort.

A physical therapist can use these test results to formulate a personalized therapy plan that will restore strength and range of motion. A physical therapy program will include strengthening and flexibility exercises designed to improve mobility without risking further injury.

Source: VeryWellHealth
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Your neighborhood within the St. Charles area is well within our reach for in-home physical therapy sessions. We pride ourselves on reaching out to you in every neighborhood, making sure that the PT experience is convenient and tailored to your specific needs.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

We've partnered with a wide range of insurance plans, streamlining the benefits verification process for you. When you opt for Luna, your co-pay will consistently match the precise amount specified by your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. All major insurances and Medicare are accepted.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we strive to make it effortless for patients to begin their physical therapy journey! At Luna, we're always ready to welcome new patients, and for most, the first at-home physical therapy appointment can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our dedicated therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Luna's therapists are highly experienced, with a minimum of 3 years in the field, often with extensive additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a meticulous interview and background check process. We partner only with therapists who are deeply committed to delivering exceptional care to their patients.

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