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HIP INJURIES

Hip injuries are common for all age groups.

Pain may be caused by local structures within or around the hip or groin, or, may be referred from other sources (such as the lower back, pelvis or SIJ (Sacroiliac Joint).

The way your hip joint functions can also be affected by lower limb biomechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle plus your thigh and calf muscles.

WHAT COULD BE CAUSING MY HIP PAIN?

With the hip joint and surrounding structures having such a complex relationship to each other, diagnosis of the source of hip pain can be difficult.

Common conditions that can cause hip pain include:

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis (Bursitis Hip or Clicking Hip)
  • Poor Hip Control
  • Groin Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Back pain referring
  • Post Surgery

Hip pain is a specialist interest of the West Active Physiotherapists. As our physios are part of research team in the Fashion Hip Study, our physios pride ourselves to systematically assess and treat these complex problems.

HOW DO YOU DIAGNOSE WHAT IS CAUSING MY HIP PAIN?

Successful treatment of your hip pain relies upon a thorough examination of the:

  • Function of your entire lower limb (foot, ankle, knee and hip)
  • Lower back structures
  • Pelvis and SIJ function and alignment
  • Strength and control of the muscles in your hip, thigh and abdominal region
  • The mobility and function of the nerves controlling the muscles
  • Biomechanics of the hip joint as a whole and in isolation

Only after a thorough hip assessment, can your hip pain be effectively rehabilitated to relieve your current hip pain and joint dysfunction, which will ultimately prevent the return of your hip pain in the future.

I HAVE HIP PAIN – WHAT SHOULD I DO RIGHT NOW?

To help your injury resolve as fast as possible:

  • Avoid or modify activities and positions, which cause your pain. Recovery is easier if you stop irritating the hip.
  • Rest a pillow between your legs when sleeping on your side for prolonged periods
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