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Hip & Groin Pain

Are you experiencing pain any of the following?

  • Pain in your hip
  • Stiff hip
  • “Clicky” hip
  • Swelling around your hip
  • Pain with twisting, running, kicking
  • Pain when sleeping on affected hip
  • Difficulty putting weight on one leg
  • Difficulty walking, going up and down steps
  • Difficulty getting in and out of the car

We can help! The hip is prone to several types of injuries and affects people of all ages. There are a variety of reasons for hip pain and each require a different treatment approach. It is important seek help for your hip pain as soon as you can to prevent it from becoming worse.

Common conditions we treat include

  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tears
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Referred pain from the back
  • Pregnancy-related hip pain

Causes

Hip pain can arise from irritation to any of the following structures – the femoral head, acetabulum, labrum, bursa, articular cartilage or surrounding musculature and tendons.

A fall or accident resulting in twisting or trauma to the hip (eg. motor vehicle accident) can result in pain. Hip pain can also occur from gradual wear and tear or repetitive overuse of the hip. Pain can also be referred from other structures outside the hip joint such as the lower back. Inflammation of the sciatic nerve can also cause hip pain, particularly if the L1 or L2 nerve roots are involved.

Your physiotherapist at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will carry out a thorough assessment to establish an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your hip pain.

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Treatment

Once a diagnosis is established, we will provide you with the correct advice, education and hands on treatment to assist you in your treatment of your shoulder pain.

We offer a range of treatment options depending on your particular complaint and goals, consisting of:

  • Postural improvements or re-training
  • Muscle/soft tissue therapy – Trigger point release, myofascial release, massage
  • Dry needling/Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Taping
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Rehabilitation, strengthening and education programs
  • Pilates