Hip Pain

Hip pain

Hip pain can be due to a number of factors and it is important to work out why you are getting hip pain, so that the cause can be addressed and help you get back to your activities as soon as possible.
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Hips can become sore due to the position of the head of the femur in the acetabular cup (acetabulum) at the hip joint. The ball of the head of the femur should sit centrally within the acetabulum. This may change with tightness or weakness in the muscles around the hip. By working out which muscles need to be stretched or strengthened, it can be possible to alleviate hip pain. Pain in the hip can be neural and referred from the spine, which if identified as a cause, can be addressed.
Bursas, which help to reduce friction around joints are a normal part of anatomy but can become inflamed and sore. This can sometimes be due to tightness in muscles or the way you walk. Identifying the reason for overloading the structures around the hip can help.
Structural issues, such as labral tears and hip impingements (femoroacetabular impingement or FAI) when the femoral head and the acetabular socket hit against each other, can be identified with clinical assessment and may need confirmation on scan or x-ray. Tightness in the muscles around the hip and tightness in the hip capsule can make this worse and can often be addressed to reduce symptoms.
This will need managing by the orthopaedic consultants, but once healed, it is important to see a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist can help manage joint stiffness and muscle strength, and as fractures are generally the result of trauma, there may be a few other areas to be addressed as you recover.
Surgeons can do amazing things with hip replacements if one is needed. It is important to get physiotherapy afterwards to help with scars, joint mobility, muscle strength, and to get you back to all the activities you love. You may not have been moving well before your operation and physiotherapy can help to improve this post operatively.
Other pain in and around the hip joint can be muscular, neural, and biomechanical in origin. Lower back stiffness and poor alignment of the pelvis can also contribute to hip pain. Physiotherapy can help you get the correct diagnosis and management advice to help you have a good recovery.

How do we help you get back on the road to recovery?

Here at CSPC we have a wide range of treatment options to help alleviate your hip pain. The physiotherapist will take a thorough case history and assess all of the areas listed above. Treatment can include 

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