Hip Pain

Arthritis is among the most frequent causes of hip pain, and there are many treatments available

INJURIES

Hip and upper leg injuries occur due to either:

  • •    Direct trauma to the ligaments, connective tissues, bursae, cartilage, bones, joint capsules, tendons,      muscles or nerves of the hip complex
  • •    Overuse of these structures due to longstanding poor alignment or adverse biomechanics or
  • •    Referred pain from either the pelvis or lower back.

Common hip and upper leg injuries include groin strain, hamstring tears, arthritis, piriformis syndrome, hip flexor tightness, hip fractures, sciatica and ilio-tibial band (ITB) dysfunction.

SOLUTION

Your corporatephysio will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis and design an effective treatment program.

Treatment includes:

Manual therapy Joint mobilisations, trigger point therapy, acupressure, and soft tissue release.
Exercise therapy Following injury and repair, tight structures need to be lengthened, weak tissues strengthened and balance needs to be restored. An exercise program will be designed to specifically meet your needs.
Strapping/Supports Following a sudden injury it is sometimes imperative to support, strap or immobilise the affected area. Physiotherapy strapping techniques are effective in this instance.
Posture/Ergonomics Poor posture and adverse work ergonomics can put unnecessary strain on the structures that surround and support the joints. Advice on good posture and ergonomics is important. Prevention is better than the cure.
Specialist referral Referral to a hip specialist or for further tests if necessary.