Hip pain is another one of the common issues that we see in the practice. We bet that you probably know a relative or family friend who suffers with hip pain or may have even had a hip replacement.
This particular pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions and can also be what is termed ‘referral pain’ if another part of the body has an injury or condition. These factors are what play a major role in hip pain affecting so many Australians.
When you think about it, your hip is a very large and crucial ball and socket joint with cartilage that sits in between. Surrounding the hip are powerful muscles that help to move you forward when you walk. These muscles surrounding the hip also play a huge role in controlling the knee and ankle movements too. So, to put is simply, the hip is a very important part of our bodies that must function well to get the most out of life.
Unfortunately, there are many conditions and injuries out there that our hips can develop which can result in pain:
– Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
– Hip fractures
– Pinched nerves
– From other areas such as your back & gynaecological issues
With or without pain, the hip has a job to do and that’s to keep you mobile. Ignoring hip pain over a long period of time can only make matters worse. Minor problems can result in long-term injury and really take away that everyday quality of life.
– A lack of strength or control in your hip joint can often injure the surrounding soft tissue
– If your hip is injured, this can then cause strain on your knee and ankle
If you or someone you know suffers with hip pain, did you know that an early assessment of your pain and treatment can help you delay or avoid invasive procedures like injections or even potential surgery? When you come to our practice, your physiotherapist will get to know your history, take you through a thorough assessment process and answer any of your questions.
Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:
- talk to you about the best treatment options
- create a personalised rehabilitation program
- suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
- give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
Our qualified physiotherapists successfully treat a whole range of hip injuries and chronic conditions.
- Gentle hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease hip pain.
- Hydrotherapy is an effective way to strengthen and support your hips.
- We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your hips.
If you’re suffering with hip pain, or know someone who is, contact Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 47217798 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can make an online appointment booking by clicking here.