Hip Pain & Injury

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Article by John Miller

Hip Pain

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.

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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.

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Common Sources of Hip Pain

  • Adductor Tendinopathy
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
  • Core Stability Deficiency
  • Cramps
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluteal Tendinopathy
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Groin Strain
  • Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pointer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Muscle Strain
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Perthes Disease
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Poor Hip Core
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped Femoral Capital Epiphysis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Pain Treatment

    At PhysioWorks, we have several our highly skilled physiotherapists with a special interest in hip pain and joint injuryTraditionally, 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.

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Core Exercises
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Orthotics
  • Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • Hip Pain FAQs

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Do You Improve Your Balance?
  • Post-Run Soreness: Should You Be Concerned?
  • Running Recovery: 6 Helpful Tips
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Growing Pains?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • What's Your Core Stability Score?
  • Why do your Joints Click?
  • Buy Helpful Products for Hip Pain

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    Last updated 15-May-2017 04:09 PM

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