Hip Pain

Many people ignore their hip pain and think it's due to wear and tear and ageing. It's important not to ignore your hip pain as there are many causes to such as arthritis, soft tissue injury, myofascial pain syndrome, tendonitis and overuse.

Hip pain can also be caused by several injuries such as a fracture, dislocation, sprain or strain, tendonitis, pinched nerves or labral tear. A dislocation or fracture can be quickly diagnosed but other injuries are harder to diagnose.

Hip Arthritis

This condition can lead to wearing the bones and cartilage, which can become irreparable. It's important to receive treatment early as wear and tear damage, bone erosion and nerve damage can occur and get worse over time.

Hip Tendonitis

Coxa saltans or snapping hip is a term that describes a click or snap in the hip that occurs with certain movements such as flexion and extension (raising and lowering the whole leg) or rotation. Tendonitis, or inflammation of the hip flexor tendon (iliopsoas tendon), is a common cause. This tendon drapes over the front of the hip socket and can become inflamed from overuse or injury. As the inflamed tendon rubs over the bone of the hip socket, it can catch, causing a painful click, which can be felt and sometimes heard.

Hip Bursitis

A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as “bursitis.” There are two major bursae of the hip, the trochanteric bursa and the ischial bursa. Inflammation of either can be associated with stiffness and pain around the hip joint.

Hip Strains & Sprains

A hip strain occurs when one of the muscles supporting the hip joint is stretched beyond its limit or torn. Strains may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the injury. A severe strain can limit your ability to move your hip. A hip sprain is when a ligament in your hip is stretched or torn.

Preventing Hip Pain

Prevention is always better than the cure and there are many forms of exercise, which can help strengthen your hip and decrease your chances of hip pain in the future. Maintaining muscle strength and flexibility around the hip, lower back and legs will all help prevent hip pain occurring in the future. Stretching, strength training, walking, cycling, foam rolling, yoga and balance exercises will all aid to prevent hip pain.

Treatment

Hip Pain can be successfully treated 100% of the time if you can find the underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms. During your assessment your practitioner will carry out a full body assessment to look at your alignment and function (how your body moves and which muscle it uses to do so)

This form of Hip Pain assessment not only assesses your hip pain symptoms, it also identifies the root cause. For example, the root cause of hip pain may be caused by a mis-alignment elsewhere in the body that causes your hip to function incorrectly. Physology treat both the hip pain and the cause to ensure symptoms don’t return.

Your practitioner will explain why your hip pain started in simple terms you understand. You will also be left with your assessment form which will have diagrams and details of your injury which you can refer to at a later date to see the fast results you will achieve with Physology.

After your assessment we can begin treatment which also takes place in your first appointment. At the end of the appointment an outlined treatment plan is discussed which will successfully treat your hip pain symptoms AND eradicate the cause to prevent re-occurrence of your hip pain.

Treatment with Physology

Physology can get you pain free results with our hip pain treatment.

We can identify the root cause to your pain and explain in more detail the mechanism of your hip pain. Your Physology practitioner will create a treatment plan to correct the postural issues and treat all the damaged tissues required to get you pain free.

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