On Track Physiotherapy

Hip & Knee Pain in Ann Arbor

Conquering Hip and Knee Pain to Get You Moving Again

Living with constant hip or knee pain makes everything harder. Getting up and down the stairs. Going for a jog. Just getting through your workday comfortably. You start questioning the activities you love. Over time, the pain wears on both your body and mind. But with the right help, relief is possible – no matter your age or activity level.

At On Track Physiotherapy Physical Therapy in Ann Arbor, our expert physical therapists specialize in treating hip and knee pain. With hands-on manual therapy, customized exercise programs, and gait re-training, we can help reduce your discomfort and improve mobility in your hip, knee, and entire lower body.

Who We Can Help Hip and Knee Pain in Ann Arbor

Our focus is helping active adults of all ages find relief from hip and knee pain caused by:

  • Sports injuries and overuse
  • Arthritis
  • Falling or trauma
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Poor movement patterns

Whether you’re an athlete looking to return to your sport pain-free or someone who simply wants to walk, work, or play without discomfort or limitations, our experienced physical therapists are here to help you feel like yourself again through every step of the recovery process.

An Expert Approach to Relieving Hip and Knee Pain

Hip and knee pain affects over 30 million Americans each year. Issues like osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, bursitis, and tendonitis are common culprits that can make everyday actions difficult.
The good news is physical therapists are movement experts who can accurately pinpoint the root cause of your hip or knee pain based on your health history and a thorough evaluation. We then create a customized treatment plan aimed at:

1. Pain Reduction and Improved Movement
Using hands-on techniques like joint mobilizations and modalities like heat/ice packs, we can effectively manage pain and inflammation levels – helping decrease discomfort while promoting better mobility and function.

2. Strength and Flexibility Restoration
Weak, tight muscles can strain your hip and knee joints. We identify problem areas and prescribe targeted stretching and strengthening exercises to bring balance back to your joints and surrounding tissues. This improves stability, range of motion and movement quality.

3. Gait Re-education and Balance Training
Subtle changes in your walking pattern – from muscle imbalances to poor foot mechanics – can contribute to hip and knee pain over time. We perform in-depth gait analyses to catch issues early. Balance and coordination exercises also help reduce future injury risk.

4. Education and Activity Modification
Learning how to properly use and protect your body when working, exercising and doing daily tasks is key. Based on your unique needs, we provide recommendations on optimal posture, safe movement patterns, activity avoidance versus modification, and more to prevent future complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes pain from hip to knee?
Referred pain means pain originating in one area can radiate to other areas along nerve pathways. For example, hip joint, bursa, or muscle problems often cause pain felt in the thigh or inner knee. We help correctly trace your pain’s origin point for treatment.

When should I worry about hip and leg pain?
See your doctor if the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, causes severe limping, or you experience numbness/tingling. Also seek help if pain disrupts sleep or you notice swelling, redness, or warmth in the painful area which could indicate a more serious issue requiring prompt medical attention.

Should I keep walking with hip pain?
Attempt to avoid activities exacerbating significant hip pain. But maintaining normal movement within your tolerance helps nourish hip cartilage versus allowing stiffening. We customize exercise programs promoting mobility while avoiding further damage.

What are the red flags for hip pain?
Seek emergency care if you have hip pain combined with chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, fever, sudden inability to bear weight, or trauma like a fall – as these may indicate blood clots, infections, breaks, or other medical emergencies requiring urgent evaluation.

On Track Physiotherapy’s Experienced Physical Therapy Team

Our skilled clinicians including Dr. Greg Schaible, DPT and Dr. Morgan Kennedy, DPT have 15 years combined experience treating various orthopedic and sports injuries from the weekend warrior to the elite college athlete. With advanced manual therapy certifications and a patient-first philosophy focused on uncovering the true root cause of your pain, we create customized treatment plans to help you bounce back – whether from an injury or a chronic issue like arthritis. From simple home exercises to hands-on therapy to advanced modalities like dry needling, we offer the latest evidence-based rehab techniques tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is simple – help you reduce pain, restore flexibility and strength, and return to the active lifestyle you enjoy.

Start Your Path to Pain-Free Movement Today

If hip or knee pain is limiting your mobility or quality of life, take the first step and give our friendly staff at On Track Physiotherapy Physical Therapy a call at 734-972-6529 to schedule a thorough evaluation with one of our specialists. We accept most major insurance plans and will verify your benefits before your first visit.

Don’t let nagging hip or knee pain slow you down any longer – our proven approach helps patients find relief, regain function, and prevent future discomfort or arthritis progression. Ready to get back to pain-free movement? Call or book online today to request an appointment.

About The Author

Dr. Greg Schaible keeps patients at the forefront of his care. With years of experience, they guide individuals toward achieving their best selves. At On Track Physiotherapy in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greg Schaible crafts individualized plans using cutting-edge techniques, empowering patients to overcome limitations and thrive.

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Brittany P

I started seeing Greg due to upper back issues I was having from my physically intensive job. In addition to regular massage therapy, he also taught me some basic upper back workouts that I could do to help strengthen the muscles and reduce strain. After a few short months, I no longer feel pain after a day of work. Greg is excellent at identifying what needs to be done to help get your body back on track and working with you so it stays that way

Ben Kalman

Greg was a great help in getting me back in the gym doing what I love to do. I am an avid powerlifter, who came to Greg with some hip issues. Greg was able to quickly diagnose the issue and provide me not only with solutions during my visits, but the tools required for me to effectively troubleshoot similar issues on my own. I was able to get back to my normal functionality and learned a lot along the way.