Hip Pain2018-09-29T07:50:51+00:00

Hip Pain

Hip pain is extremely common – particularly in women – and can affect people of all ages.

Manual therapies for hip pain on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves and bones such as Active Release Technique (ART), or fascia manipulation and taping has proved very effective and can generally help to ease and manage hip pain.

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the human body and is responsible for movement between the legs and torso. Hip joints are more complicated than other joints throughout the human body, as they are required to support the weight of the body alongside accommodating a wide range of motion.

Causes of hip pain

Hip pain can be provoked by a wide range of causes and is often a symptom of another underlying issue including;

  • Broken or fractured hip
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Toxic synovitis (Irritable hip syndrome)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Soft tissue pain
  • Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Other conditions often mistaken for hip pain

Due to the central positioning of the hips within the human body, this can sometimes lead to confusion in regards to the source of pain, resulting in a misdiagnosis of hip pain. This includes both musculoskeletal issues as well as non-orthopaedic conditions located around the pelvic region. These can include;

  • Thigh pain
  • Back issues
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Buttock pain
  • Other types of referred pain
  • Groin pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hernias
  • Endometriosis and other gynecological issues

Rehabilitation

The complex nature of the hip joint means that it is susceptible to injury via a number of different conditions, such as tendinitis and arthritis. A rehabilitation schedule including manual therapies (on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves, bones) such as Active Release Technique (ART) or fascia manipulation and taping can generally help hip pain.

Top tips for hip care

  • Get regular exercise – particularly aerobic exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight so as to avoid placing extra pressure on the hips
  • Avoid activities and exercises which cause hip pain
  • Wear good shoes, especially when running
  • Always stretch prior to exercising
  • Ensure that you maintain a good posture throughout the day
  • Focus on building a strong core and muscles, to support and protect your joints

Effective treatment of hip pain

There are a variety of anti-inflammatory medications that can help with providing immediate pain relief. Depending on the cause of your hip pain (ie. arthritis, SCFE etc.), there may be particular treatments which suit your condition best.

For sufferers of long-term hip pain, Jurmaine Health can help with a mechanics assessment and and teach you how you utilise your body in your chosen sport or repetitive activity to help to provide a customised and comprehensive rehabilitation schedule suited to you. This may include the usage of manual therapy (on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves, bones) such as Active Release Technique (ART), or fascia manipulation and taping.

Hip Pain

Hip pain is extremely common – particularly in women – and can affect people of all ages.

Manual therapies for hip pain on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves and bones such as Active Release Technique (ART), or fascia manipulation and taping has proved very effective and can generally help to ease and manage hip pain.

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the human body and is responsible for movement between the legs and torso. Hip joints are more complicated than other joints throughout the human body, as they are required to support the weight of the body alongside accommodating a wide range of motion.

Causes of hip pain

Hip pain can be provoked by a wide range of causes and is often a symptom of another underlying issue including;

  • Broken or fractured hip
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Toxic synovitis (Irritable hip syndrome)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Soft tissue pain
  • Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Other conditions often mistaken for hip pain

Due to the central positioning of the hips within the human body, this can sometimes lead to confusion in regards to the source of pain, resulting in a misdiagnosis of hip pain. This includes both musculoskeletal issues as well as non-orthopaedic conditions located around the pelvic region. These can include;

  • Thigh pain
  • Back issues
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Buttock pain
  • Other types of referred pain
  • Groin pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hernias
  • Endometriosis and other gynecological issues

Rehabilitation

The complex nature of the hip joint means that it is susceptible to injury via a number of different conditions, such as tendinitis and arthritis. A rehabilitation schedule including manual therapies (on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves, bones) such as Active Release Technique (ART) or fascia manipulation and taping can generally help hip pain.

Top tips for hip care

  • Get regular exercise – particularly aerobic exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight so as to avoid placing extra pressure on the hips
  • Avoid activities and exercises which cause hip pain
  • Wear good shoes, especially when running
  • Always stretch prior to exercising
  • Ensure that you maintain a good posture throughout the day
  • Focus on building a strong core and muscles, to support and protect your joints

Effective treatment of hip pain

There are a variety of anti-inflammatory medications that can help with providing immediate pain relief. Depending on the cause of your hip pain (ie. arthritis, SCFE etc.), there may be particular treatments which suit your condition best.

For sufferers of long-term hip pain, Jurmaine Health can help with a mechanics assessment and and teach you how you utilise your body in your chosen sport or repetitive activity to help to provide a customised and comprehensive rehabilitation schedule suited to you. This may include the usage of manual therapy (on muscles, ligaments, capsules, nerves, bones) such as Active Release Technique (ART), or fascia manipulation and taping.

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