If a nerve in your hip is pinched by surrounding muscles, bones, or tendons, you may experience tingling or pain. Pinched nerve pain is a common problem, and it can create a range of uncomfortable sensations. You may have a pinched nerve in the hip if you have:
Read below for details on what causes a pinched nerve in the hip, and how to treat a pinched nerve in your hip at home or with help from a physical therapist.
You may be able to identify a sports injury or accident as what causes a pinched nerve in the hip, but the problem can also occur due to repetitive stress, not stretching before or after exercise, or simply sleeping in an improper position.
How to treat a pinched nerve in the hip depends on your pain level. First, try home remedies like rest, anti-inflammatories, and alternating between heat and cold pads. If your pain is more persistent or severe, you may need to address the tight muscles and tendons that are causing the pinched nerve.
A physical therapist can suggest specific stretches that will gently relieve pressure on too-tight muscles and tendons, and advise you on how to treat a pinched nerve in the hip at home, should the issue recur. Your therapist may treat you with Active Release Technique and manual therapy, and suggest stretches that target the:
If nerve pain in the hip is limiting your mobility and preventing you from enjoying your favorite activities, it’s time to take action! Physical therapy can address the root causes of a pinched nerve in the hip by reducing tension in the surrounding muscles and tendons.
Request an appointment today at an IMPACT Physical Therapy location near you! You can find us in Chicago (South Loop, Lakeview, and Norridge). We also have facilities in Champaign Urbana, and in the southwest suburbs of Hinsdale, Oak Lawn, and Orland Park.