Hip and Groin Pain

The hip is where the femur (thigh bone) and the pelvis meet to form a ball and socket joint. Pain around the hip can be confusing and debilitating. There are many structures surrounding it that come into play. Physiotherapists are able to help you identify what is causing your symptoms and provide treatment to improve your quality of movement and life.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain felt in the hip, buttock or thigh
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Painful clicking or catching when bending the hip
  • Pain on stair climbing, walking or standing up from sitting
  • Walking with a limp
  • Morning pain
  • Night pain, usually worse when lying on affected side
  • Altered skin sensation around the hip and/or down the leg
  • Pain lying on your side or sitting with legs crossed

Common conditions

  • Fracture eg neck of femur (#NOF)
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Labral tear
  • Tendinopathy : gluteal/hamstring/adductor
  • Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Muscle strain: most commonly hamstring/add
  • Bursitis: glute med and trochanteric are most common
  • Pregnancy-related pelvic pain
  • Pain may also be referred from the spine

Assessment :

Subjective assessment: We will ask questions about your hip pain’s behaviour, how and when it is limiting you and if you have previously injured your hip. We will ask about what activities you enjoy and the goal you want to reach.

Objective assessment: We will look at the way you walk, your hip range of motion, your core strength and do special tests to pinpoint your strengths and limitations. Not only will we look at your hip but we will also look at your shoulders, spine, pelvis and feet to make sure we don’t miss any contributing factors.

Treatment :

  • Education to help you understand what is causing your problems and how Physiotherapy will help
  • Muscle releases around the hip and lower back
  • Modifications to your activities to reduce your symptoms
  • Core muscle training with the assistance of real time ultrasound
  • Taping
  • Dry needling
  • A tailored home exercise program with appropriate strength, stretch and mobility exercises

Plan:

From the moment we meet you, we are planning an individualised and holistic approach to help you reach your goal and be your best!

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