Why does my hip hurt?

  • Arthritis - Osteoarthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

  • Snapping hip syndrome

  • Cartilage damage

  • Avascular Necrosis / Osteonecrosis

  • Groin strain

  • Stress fracture

  • Bone Spur

  • Hip Dislocation

  • Hip Fracture / Broken Hip

  • Labral tear in hip

  • Inguinal hernia

  • Pinched nerve

  • Sports Hernia

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis Syndrome

Signs & Symptoms of a Hip Injury

  • Pain on the outer side of the hip, thigh, buttock, or outside of the leg

  • Pain when you push on the outer side of the hip with your fingers

  • Pain when sleeping or lying on the affected hip

  • Pain when climbing stairs

  • Pain that worsens when getting up from sitting, such as from a low chair or car seat

  • Pain when walking or running

  • Pain when lifting the leg up to the side

  • Pain when sitting with legs crossed

  • Stiffness or deep aching pain in the front or side of the hip or front of the upper thigh while resting

  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the hip or groin when standing up from a chair, squatting, rising from a squat, running, "cutting," jumping, twisting, pivoting, or making lateral motions

  • Hip pain on the fold at the front and side of the hip, known as the "C-sign"

  • Pain that most often starts gradually, but can also remain after another injury resolves

  • Pain that increases with prolonged sitting walking or forward leaning

  • Feeling less flexible at the hips, including a decreased ability to turn your thigh inward on the painful side

  • Painful clicking, crunching or "catching" with hip movement

  • The feeling of something painful stuck in the hip or blocking hip motion

  • Pain that comes on gradually rather than with 1 specific episode

  • Weakness in the muscles surrounding the hip

  • Stiffness in the hip

  • Groin pain, swelling, bruising, tightness or spasms

  • Stiffness in the hip joint, which is worse after sleeping or sitting

  • Pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks

How Do We Treat Hip Pain?

At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your hip injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your hip pain. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.

Patient Success Stories

ischiofemoral impingement surgery

“I am now four months post-op from ischiofemoral impingement hip surgery. Iron PT has played a key role in my recovery, and I cannot thank them enough for all of their help getting me to this point. My DPT worked with me to go from crutches and a cane, to balance exercises wearing a 20 lb vest, to squats,planks, slide board, and burpees (haven't done those since high school!) I feel so much stronger now than I have in a very long time and more motivated to get back in shape.”

- Dana, Softball & Tennis Player

Jiu Jitsu Hip Pain

“Iron PT pulled out all the stops to get me back. After I got my hip replacement, I just kept getting better. To the surprise of my surgeon and coworkers, I was able to return to my patrol duties as a police officer only two months after surgery.

I now have the confidence to run, jump and tangle with suspects on the street once more. I was seriously considering retirement, but Dr. Mayes helped make it possible for me to look forward to finishing my last five years, enroute to completing a 25 year career.”

- Coach Bobby, Jiu Jitsu Fighter, Boxer & Patrol Officer

Soccer Hip Fracture

This soccer sensation’s road to full recovery after a hip fracture was challenging, but this young man remained positive and optimistic throughout his journey.

“Go see Iron PT because they will make you feel better. My favorite part was playing soccer with my DPTs.”

- RJay, Student Soccer Player

Next Steps to Relieving your Pain with Iron Physical Therapy…

Give us a call! Our staff will be happy to speak with you more about possible treatment and answer any questions you may!

Caldwell, NJ: (973) 228-4766

Midland Park, NJ: (201) 857-8899