Although hip pain is often associated with age related osteoarthritis, hip pain can affect people of all ages. The pain can originate from within the joint itself or from the muscles surrounding the joint. Pain around the hip can limit function, including walking, and impact on quality of life. Fortunately, with the right treatment approach, many hip related problems are easily fixed.
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Hip pain physio from the Home Physios
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. It is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and the socket in the pelvis which anatomically is known as the acetabulum. These are connected by a number of muscles and ligaments. These muscles and ligaments control the movement of the hip which can move in six different directions.
One of the main force generators for the hip is the well known set of muscles known as the “glutes”. These are strong muscles which are responsible for stabilising the pelvis and bringing the hip backwards, as well as extending the body against gravity for example in movements such as jumping and stepping up.
Hip pain can be felt deep within the hip joint, or closer to the surface. It can be felt at the front, the back or the side. Depending on the cause, the pain can be felt as a sharp or achy pain.
Hip pain patients generally report a combination of the following symptoms:
Hip pain can occur as a result of either:
Some examples of common hip conditions are:
Whether the hip pain arises suddenly as a result of trauma or gradually as a result of overuse will determine the treatment which is prescribed by a physiotherapist. Your Home Physio will undertake an assessment of your symptoms, mobility, strength and history in order to draw up a tailored treatment plan for your hip pain. Your physiotherapist may also carry out special orthopaedic tests to identify the source of pain.
Treatment of your hip pain will depend on the findings of your physiotherapy assessment. Treatment options include:
If you are looking for a local home physiotherapist to assist you with your hip pain, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us for a consultation. Contact us on the form below, phone 0203 730 8062 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org