Hip Pain & Injury
Article by John Miller
Hip pain and joint injury are common for all age groups. The hip joint and its integration with your pelvis, SIJ and lumbar spine (lower back) make it a complex region to correctly analyse and assess any dysfunction.
Your hip function can also be affected by your lower limb biomechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle, plus your thigh and calf muscles.
To successfully treat your hip pain and joint dysfunction it relies upon a thorough examination of your:
- entire lower limb (foot, ankle, knee, hip)
- lumbar spine
- pelvis and SIJ function and alignment
- deep hip muscle control and activation patterns
- middle and superficial hip muscle control, strength and function
- deep abdominal, core and pelvic floor muscle control
- upper thigh muscle length and strength (e.g. quadriceps, adductors, hamstrings, and ITB)
- neural tissue extensibility e.g. sciatic and femoral nerve
- hip joint biomechanics as a whole and in isolation
Hip pain is a specialist interest of the Physio Works physiotherapists. Your physiotherapist will spend the time with you to fully assess the origin of your hip pain and investigate whether it is a hip joint, muscular, nerve or biomechanics issue.
Only after a thorough hip assessment will your hip pain be effectively rehabilitated to relieve your current hip pain and joint dysfunction, plus prevent the return of any future hip pain.
Common Sources of Hip Pain
Hip Pain Treatment
At PhysioWorks, we have several our highly skilled physiotherapists with a special interest in hip pain and joint injury. Traditionally, most hip joint conditions have often been treated with only short-term aims in mind. e.g. cortisone injections or painkillers.
One of the differences that you'll notice with Physio Works treatment is the thorough analysis of WHY you actually have your hip pain, rather than only treating your symptomatic pain. We strongly believe that if you don't correct why you are vulnerable to hip injury then it is only a matter of time before your hip pain returns.
Recent research findings have modified modern physiotherapy treatment approaches to hip pain over the past year or two. Together with a thorough hip assessment, your hip treatment can progress quickly to get you pain-free and perform your normal sport or daily activities in the shortest time possible.
Hip Pain Treatment Options
Please click the links below for more information about some of the common hip treatments that we can recommend or utilise for your hip pain.
Hip Pain FAQs
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