Hip Pain Relief
The hip is a ball and socket joint that allows for both stability and considerable range of motion. Together with the pelvis, the hip functions to transfer the weight of the body to the lower limbs for functional weight bearing and locomotive tasks. Besides muscles and ligaments, there are a number of tendons and bursae that surround the hip that are susceptible to over-use injury and inflammatory change. Pain and injury from the hip can be felt commonly in the groin, outer and back of thigh region, knee and buttock. Symptoms may also radiate down the lower leg to the ankle. Because the Lumbar spine can also give signs and symptoms in the same body regions as the hip, a careful assessment and history is needed to differentiate the cause. Diagnosis is your doctor’s responsibility. Assessment and correct treatment is your physical therapist’s responsibility.
- Hip fractures – acute and stress
- Tendonitis – adductor, hamstring, gluteal, rectus
- Labral tears
- Bursitis – trochanteric, psoas, and ischial
- Avascular necrosis
- Nerve entrapment
- Snapping hip
Further, a personalized ergonomic and home exercise program will be advised and instructed.