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COMMON
PROBLEMS
HIP PAIN

HIP PAIN CAN BE CAUSED
BY DIFFERING LEVELS OF STRESS
ON THE PELVIC REGION

COMMON
PROBLEMS
HIP PAIN

HIP PAIN CAN BE CAUSED
BY DIFFERING LEVELS OF STRESS
ON THE PELVIC REGION

WHAT IS
HIP PAIN

Hip pain can be caused by differing levels of stress on the pelvis region. Strain on ligaments, joints, nerves, muscles, fascia and tendons results in trauma which is reported to the brain as pain. Stiffness and weakness can also result from prolonged postures. The physio will test the hip for imbalances in range of motion, joint stiffness, ligament laxity and muscle imbalances. Swelling and muscle spasm can be noted and managed, serious pathology is imaged to define diagnosis. These imbalances are then duly managed with manual therapies and other modalities eg exercise, traction, electrotherapies, ice or heat. Predisposing factors will be addressed to prevent recurrence.


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OTHER SYMPTOMS

- Bottom or gluteus ache secondary to the hip pain

– Leg symptoms of tightness, pins and needles / numbness, weakness

– Inability to sit comfortably

– Disturbed sleep, unable to lie in a comfortable position or turn over without pain.


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DO'S AND DON'TS

Do visit your physio or GP for a diagnosis as this will help speed your recovery back to pain free work and sporting activities.
Do avoid heat packs in the first few days after injury as it may increase inflammation.
Do trial some gentle stretches if you have had back pain before and have seen a physio chances are the same structures have been implicated again and you may just need to loosen up a few tight areas.


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TREATMENTS

- Diagnosis and explanation of your specific condition

– Management of swelling and return to full range of movement of the hip joint

– Massage / joint mobilisation / manipulation

– Stretching and strengthening to prevent further weakness & recurrence

– Ice or heat & electrotherapy

– Dry needling and western acupuncture

– Xrays if necessary

– Referral for ant inflammatory medication from your GP if necessary



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