Hip pain is one of the most common types of problem we see and spreads across all age groups. The hip joint and its relationship with the lumbar spine, Sacroilliac Joint (SIJ) and pelvis make it a complex area to assess and diagnose correctly.
If you fit in the older age range you may be more vulnerable to age related changes to the hip which can cause problems with simple activities such as walking, sit to stand, balance, climbing stairs or even sleep disturbance.
With reduced balance you are at risk of falling and we would do a thorough balance assessment and prescribe suitable falls prevention exercises and advice if necessary. We may offer advice on assistive devices such as walking poles, sticks or frames.
Younger activity related hip issues may come on after prolonged impact, such as running or jumping sports. Specific sporting hip conditions will be thoroughly assessed by our expert sports physiotherapists and any biomechanical deficits addressed. Subtle weaknesses that we can diagnose on our gait analysis systems help us prescribe the correct exercises to help.
Groin pain is often associated with hip pathologies and is often present in hip OA and cartilage injuries. There are many other potential causes of groin pain that our physiotherapists need to exclude in your assessment.
Only after our physiotherapists have done a thorough hip assessment can you start your effective rehabilitation programme and return to pain free activity, also reducing the chance of the problem returning.
A comprehensive assessment for hip pain includes other joints and structures these include:
Hip pain is often related to whole body biomechanincs. Your hip assessment will involve all of the above to effectively treat your hip pain.
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