When Should You Worry About Hip or Groin Pain?

When Should You Worry About Hip or Groin Pain?

Hip Pain

Hip pain or injury can affect your life in so many different ways. Whether it be a dull buttock ache, painful standing or walking, difficulty rolling in bed or sleeping on your side, hip and groin pain is common and frustrating.

There are numerous causes of hip and groin pain. Luckily, most shoulder pain and discomfort is only mild. It’s usually a simple problem and quick solution in the majority of cases.

The Older Hip

If you are in the older population group, you will be more vulnerable to age-related hip issues such as hip arthritis, trochanteric bursitis and GTPS (Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome). Functional limitations could include simply walking, sit to stand, single-leg standing, stairs or even sleeping in severe cases.

Hip pain can also be associated with reduced balance. A thorough balance assessment may be required to predict fall risk. Your physiotherapist may prescribe Falls prevention exercises to address any individual deficits. They may even advise you to utilise a walking assistance device such as a walking stick, crutches or a walking frame.

The Sporting Hip

Younger sports-related hip issues may come on after prolonged running, jumping or landing activities. Specific sporting hip conditions should be discussed and thoroughly assessed by your hip physiotherapist. Biomechanical deficits and subtle hip weakness that may only show on a slow-motion video are just two of the potential causes of sporting hip injuries.

Groin Pain

Groin pain is one of the most common symptoms associated with hip joint pathologies such as hip osteoarthritis and hip labral injury. Many other causes of groin pain need to be excluded by a health professional.

More info: Groin Pain.

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.

Hip Pain Assessment

For specific advice regarding your hip pain, please seek a hip physiotherapist or healthcare practitioner who has a particular interest in hip pain and related injuries.

Some sources of hip pain can be serious. It is crucial to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your hip or groin pain so that your physiotherapist or doctor can direct appropriate treatment at the reason.

Fortunately, most hip and groin pain is not severe. Once we exclude any nasties, you can quickly relieve your hip or groin pain and get back to a comfortable and fun life!

Would you please consult your physiotherapist or doctor for the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment for your hip and groin pain?

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