Suffering From Hip Pain?
The hip is one of the largest load-bearing joints in the body and pain in this area is common across all age groups and in both sporting and non-sporting populations. 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.
Hip pain often falls into two categories – acute and more chronic-type injuries. Acute injuries often set on quickly from a single mechanism – a slip and fall, a sporting tackle, or awkward misstep. They often cause pain with movement, pain rolling in bed or sleeping on that side, and may even cause a limp!
More chronic hip injuries creep up over time. They include hip arthritis, impingement and bursitis (which are symptoms of biomechanical overload) or weakness, or even nerve type pain such as sciatica and deep-buttock pain!
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 bio-mechanical analysis.
Common hip injuries we treat include:
- Groin injuries or Groin Pain
- Hamstring injuries
- Cartilage Tears
- Glute tendinitis
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Impingement (femoro acetabular impingement- FAI)
- Pain with squatting
- Post surgical rehab