Understanding and Treating Hip Pain

Causes, Symptoms, and How Physiotherapy Can Help

Hip pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that affects people of all ages. There are many potential causes of hip pain, including tendon pain, joint pain, referred pain or underlying medical conditions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the common causes and symptoms of hip pain, when to seek help, self-care options, and how physio can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to your goals.

When to Seek Help: Signs Your Hip Pain Needs A Physio Assessment

If your hip pain is persistent, severe or interfering with your daily activities, you should chat to a physio or your doctor. We can help diagnose the cause of your hip pain and develop a customised treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms.

Hip Pain Self-Help Strategies

There are a few options you can try at home to alleviate your hip pain. These include

  • Modifying your running or sport, i.e. reducing your running volume, the frequency, or the speed at which you run
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Massage therapy to the hip muscles (with a ball or massage gun).

Physiotherapy for Hip Pain: What to Expect from Your First Appointment

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment option for hip pain. During your first appointment, we will measure your hip joint’s mobility and strength, and assess whether there are other contributors to your pain such as your lower back or control. Based on the assessment, we will develop a customised treatment plan.

How a Physiotherapist Can Help You Alleviate Hip Pain

Together, we will develop a customized treatment plan based on the findings in your assessment. The treatment plan may include a combination of manual therapy, exercises to improve strength or mobility, or a referral to another practitioner if needed.

Some exercise options that may help with your symptoms include the following

In conclusion, hip pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Understanding the causes and symptoms of hip pain, when to seek professional help, and self-care options can help alleviate your symptoms. By seeking the help of a physio and following a customised treatment plan, you can reduce your pain, improve your hip joint’s function, and reduce the risk of future injuries.

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