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Hip pain

The ball-and-socket joints are responsible for different types of movement in the body. The hip is one of the biggest and strongest ball-and-socket joints in the body. A range of muscles holds the hip joint together, and are attached to the bones by tendons. The hip joint works in synchronicity with the pelvis, SIJ, and lumbar spine. This complex mechanism, if disrupted, can lead to serious problems for the whole body.

What are the common causes of Hip Pain

• Adductor tendinopathy
• Core stability deficiency
• DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness
• Gluteal tendinopathy
• Groin strain
• Hip arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
• Hip labral tear
• Muscle strain (muscle pain)
• Osteitis pubis
• Osteoporosis
• Overuse injuries
• Pinched nerve
• Piriformis syndrome
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sacroiliac joint pain
• Sciatica
• Stress fracture
• Trochanteric bursitis

How is Hip Pain treated?

Hip pain is a common injury seen in people of all age groups alike. Simple self-healing treatments can help, but if the pain is extreme, then only medical experts can help. A close examination of the lower limb, lumbar spine, pelvis, SIJ, biomechanics of the foot, and core and muscle strength should be done to effectively zero in on the cause of the condition.
If the pain doesn’t subside in two weeks, then it is unwise to leave it untreated. Delay in treatment can lead to serious repercussions in the future.
Some of the treatment methods our physiotherapists can provide include:
• Stretching exercises
• Balance exercises
• Hands on manual therapy
• Trigger point therapy
• Soft tissue massage
• Dry needling
• Shockwave therapy
• Laser therapy

A thorough assessment will be done at Mount Isa Physiotherapy to find the exact cause and suitable treatment for a person affected by this condition. Our experts are committed to providing the best solution for all sorts of problems.