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I have been having pain on the outside of my hip for several months.The pain increases when I walk upstairs, stand up from a chair and when laying on my side in bed. Can physical therapy help with these issues or do I need to see a doctor??

 
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Lateral hip pain is often associated with inflammation of a bursa sac (which is like a small water balloon expanding) or tightness along your IT band (a band of tissue extending from your hip down to your knee). Either of these conditions can be very painful and limiting to themost basic of daily activities.The underlying cause is often amuscular imbalance causing some of your hipmuscles to become tight and othermuscles to become weak. Physical therapists are trained to identify thesemuscular imbalances and help you learn how to restore your normalmovement patterns. Call Albany Sport and Spine today to set up your personalized program with combination of stretching, strengthening and soft tissue mobilization. In Oregonmost insurances will allow you to see a physical therapist without a referral. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact our office at 541.928.1411.

www.albanysportspt.com
617 Hickory St. NW, Suite 160
ALbany, OR • Phone 541.928.1411