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Hip Pain

While it is often a result of weakness or tightness in the legs or core, it can also be referred from the lower back.
Hip pain is a common injury that we treat that can originate from several different areas within the body.

Typically, hip pain is caused by imbalances in strength, mobility, posture or alignment.

Common hip complaints we treat:

Greater trochanter pain, gluteal tendinopathy, bursitis, sciatica, iliotibial band syndrome, fractures/post-surgical, cartilage/labrum tears, impingement (FAI), osteoarthritis, muscle tightness, and stiff hip joint.  

If you experience pain in your hip joint, you may also feel pain in your groin, down the leg, or in your knee. It can also be felt in the outside of the hip and buttock or closer towards your back.

It is highly recommended to consult a professional to determine the source of the pain. Remember, it is not just important to treat the symptoms but to target the source of the pain and prevent it from coming back. We are here to help!

Hip pain can often be caused by:

Previous injuries to the hip, lower back, or lower limb.

Imbalances - For example, if some muscles are weaker or tighter it can impact joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves in other areas of the body. Your body should function as a team, and we want to ensure that one body area isn’t left doing all the work.

Foot function is unique to everyone and it can impact the hip and other joints. We can scan your feet in just 10 minutes to identify any potential issues. If we detect any problems, we can custom-mould comfortable and supportive insoles in-store for you. Your wellbeing begins at your feet.

A new hobby or sport - Doing too much too soon, or increasing physical activity too quickly, when your body isn’t used to it can cause problems. We recommend a “Body MOT” for those who want to get into or increase physical activity.

Age/Arthritis - As you get older, you lose 3-8% muscle mass per year which can help us to understand why things might get harder with age. Arthritis isn’t a disease; it is wear and tear, and it is inevitable, even for those who don’t have pain. However, it doesn’t mean you have to live in constant pain. We can’t get rid of arthritis but we can help reduce pain by making you more resilient and keeping your muscles and joints functioning at their best, like a well-oiled machine. Here's a link to our blog for more information about wear and tear, arthritis, and keeping your body well-maintained.

Sitting for long periods or inactivity - Whether at home, work or driving, sitting for prolonged periods can lead to weakness, stiffness, and imbalances within the body.  You can arrange a Body MOT and we can work together to build an exercise routine that works for you and counteracts periods of inactivity.

Women’s health issues such as those related to pregnancy, post-natal or menopause can cause various problems with the body.

Core, pelvic floor and breathing function - The way your diaphragm, ribcage and core function can have a significant impact on the rest of your body. Believe it or not, men have a pelvic floor too!  

Referred pain - The body is a wonderfully complex machine and we use the consultation and Body MOT to make sense of it. Even if you don’t have pain in your back, it can sometimes cause hip pain. Organs can also refer symptoms to other areas of the body. If we believe you could benefit from working with another health professional then we can refer you to this also.

Genetic or developmental defects can affect the size and shape of your hip joint. This issue can arise at any age but it is important to watch out for it in young people. Proper management of any problems related to the hip joint is crucial. Further investigations may also be required, which we can arrange.

Trauma such as sports injuries, road traffic accidents, falls, and twists are all incidents in life that can cause lasting problems if not properly addressed and rehabilitated.

Neurological issues including MS, Parkinsons or having experienced a stroke can all influence hip pain. You can find out more information on our blog on how we can help neurological conditions.

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