Hip Pain Treatment and Therapy
You may associate hip pain as an injury more common to those of advanced age; But pain in the hip region can impact almost anyone who is involved in an activity, sport, or profession where muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround the hip joint are put to task. The result can be debilitating pain, stiffness, limping, and all around discomfort. The pain is often felt in the front hip pocket or deep in the back hip pocket areas.
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Common Forms of Hip Pain
This common source of hip pain is a degenerative condition, hence the association with advanced age. Degradation to the cartilage that cushions your hip joint results in pain, stiffness and can have a very significant impact on your quality of life without adequate physio treatment and therapy. You will experience a deep ache and limited range of motion may also lead to reduced sleep and level of activity. This pain usually gets progressively worse to the point where simple, everyday tasks like putting your socks on becomes difficult.
Your sport or activity may have resulted in direct injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. More common hip injuries include hip fracture, hip labral tear, and inguinal hernia. After being assessed in the emergency room and/or by your physician, it is absolutely essential that you follow up with one of our clinics for additional diagnosis and a dedicated therapeutic regime so you can regain proper hip function and reduce the risk of creating further long term problems.
Soft Tissue Pain and Referred Pain
An injury or dysfunction away from your hip may be sending referred pain to the hip. For example, low back dysfunction is a common contributor to bilateral hip pain. Diagnosis from a reputable physiotherapist is essential so treatment and therapy is focused on the appropriate area. Make sure you’re not wasting time, effort, and/or financial resources on the wrong path. Contact our clinic for an assessment right away if you are experiencing hip pain even when you have not sustained an injury to the direct physical region.
The lower back can be a major cause of hip pain. Because hip pain is very commonly the result of pain that is originating from your back, an assessment by a physiotherapist can help differeniate between hip pain and lower back pain that’s referring to your hip.
Other Forms of Hip Pain
While the key culprits are addressed above, there are other ailments (systemic included) connected to hip pain that you may be experiencing.
- Pinched nerves
- Developmental dysplasia
- Perthes disease
- Irritable hip syndrome
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Avascular necrosis