Hip Pain


Problems around the hip can include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Adductor strain
  • Gluteal tendinopathites
  • Impingement problems


With these and other conditions, your physiotherapist can help you move better without pain. The process includes working through with you the patient answers to these questions:

  • What is wrong?
  • What can we do to make it better?
  • How long will it take?
  • How do we prevent recurrence?


To outline management for the 4 conditions listed above, let us work briefly through these questions.

In adductor strains, the tendon of an inside thigh muscle becomes irritated through overuse. Exercises and a groin strap are usual treatment options. Training load is considered. The exercise typically include strengthening and core work. Unfortunately at times the recovery time can be long taking months to settle in some athletes. To prevent recurrence training load and a continuing exercise program is important.

Gluteal tendinopathies is were the tendon on the outside of the hip becomes irritated. Overuse and poor biomechanics contribute to this condition. Exercises and correct muscle  activity are helpful in management, as is soft tissue release massage. The time to recovery may be prolonged.

Impingement problems can cause painful pinching of soft tissue with flexion typically. Progress can be quick with joint and muscle techniques used with possibly muscle retraining and technique modification used.

Specific assessment, problem solving, Specific treatment and joint goal setting are a common thread in the management of hip conditions. So do not suffer but seek expert advice and treatment for your hip troubles.

With osteoarthritis the joint surfaces are worn with resulting muscle changes. Treatment may be more resulting in relief and better function then a complete cure, but the improvement can be long lasting. Treatment options include exercises for strengthening or correcting muscle imbalances, joint techniques such as mobilizations or mobilizations with movements, soft tissue techniques such as releases, or gait modifications or aids.

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