Groin pain is common in both sporting and non sporting populations, but most frequently occurs in high speed running, change of direction or jumping and landing sports. Injuries to this area can include tendonitis, osteitis pubis and muscle tears.
The hip is one of the largest load bearing joints in the body and due to its strong relationship with the pelvis, hip pain can present in a variety of ways and can include sharp pain in the front of the groin, deep buttock pain, radiating low back or knee pain, aching at night, problems with sporting performance or even pain with sitting or deep squats.
Your physiotherapist will do a full subjective and objective assessment of your hip considering a wide range of factors including referred pain from the low back or pelvis, the mechanics of the whole lower limb, strength and balance of the muscles surrounding the hip and knee, squat or sporting technique, motor control, core stability and biomechanical analysis.
Common hip injuries we treat include:
- Hip flexor tendon injuries
- Groin injuries or groin strain
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Cartilage tears
- Glute tendinitis
- Hip Impingement (femoro acetabular impingement- FAI)
- Pain with squatting