Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain with Mobility Deficit

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Do you or a family member have pain in your hip that gets worse with weight bearing and getting in and out of chairs? Do you feel like your painful hip is limited in range of motion compared to the other side? That pain pattern is similar to that of hip osteoarthritis. Look below for some things to consider!

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Anatomy

        Image via Complete Anatomy 2018 by 3D4 Medical

      Image via Complete Anatomy 2018 by 3D4 Medical

Special Tests

 A good clinical measure to take would be active and passive range of motion of the hip. Hip internal rotation and hip flexion are often limited by 15 degrees when compared to the non-painful side. ( Click image to watch 1-2 minute video )

A good clinical measure to take would be active and passive range of motion of the hip. Hip internal rotation and hip flexion are often limited by 15 degrees when compared to the non-painful side. (Click image to watch 1-2 minute video)

Treatment

 This technique can be used for both pain modulation and to help increase range of motion in the hip! ( Click image to watch 1-2 minute video )

This technique can be used for both pain modulation and to help increase range of motion in the hip! (Click image to watch 1-2 minute video)

Therapeutic Exercise

 Quadruped rock backs are a gentle way to begin to gain more flexion range of motion in the hip. Therapeutic exercises chosen should always closely match treatment given in clinic. ( Click image to watch 1-2 minute video )

Quadruped rock backs are a gentle way to begin to gain more flexion range of motion in the hip. Therapeutic exercises chosen should always closely match treatment given in clinic. (Click image to watch 1-2 minute video)