Vitalis Physiotherapy treatment for hip pain is performed in three steps:
Our Physiotherapists see a number of patients of all ages coming to them with hip pain.
Though there are a range of causes which may leave patient susceptible to developing hip pain, there is a growing number of people who are prone to overloading the joint, leading to pain and injury of the hip. As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for this condition.
What are the common causes of hip pain?
Hip pain can stem from a range of causes, from muscle, ligament and bone injuries through sports or car accidents, to inflammation from conditions like bursitis. Even simple triggers like overloading the hip with certain movements or degenerative factors can cause hip pain.
If the pain persists for days or even weeks, it is necessary to seek the best treatment for acute and chronic hip pain. Pain can be a result of musculoskeletal conditions and in some rare cases, of serious diseases like cancer.
Are there types of hip pain?
The term ‘hip pain’ can be broadly divided into categories which describe a range of common hip-related problems, including:
- Tendinopathy – overuse/damage to hip tendons
- Bursitis – inflammation to the bursa between the hip joints
- Ligament strains/sprains
- Osteoarthritis of the hip joints and bones
- Instability, or dislocation, of the hip joints.
- Fracture or breaking of the hip
- Neuropathy (nerve damage/dysfunction)
Trauma (car accident, fall, etc), high impact and strenuous activity (sports) can increase the likelihood of developing hip pain or an associated condition. Often, hip pain can be felt in the groin, thigh and pelvic areas.
Some of the most common conditions we treat:
What does hip pain treatment involve?
To minimise or completely remove hip pain, it is best to seek professional treatment. The Vitalis Physiotherapy team customises a treatment approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.
At your initial appointment, we complete a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Based on this, we will recommend some treatment options to reduce your hip pain. We can also give you advice on correct movements and techniques to reduce strain and minimise inflammation.
Our treatment options to alleviate hip pain
- Soft tissue release to reduce muscle spasms
- Joint & Nerve mobilisation techniques to reduce pain and improve circulation
- Personalised exercise program plans to strengthen the area
- Shockwave Therapy to help reduce & eliminate muscle pain in a non-invasive way
- Dry needling to target painful trigger points
- Taping for muscle support
- Workplace ergonomic assessments for the prevention of future conditions
- Education on load management
- Gait Scan to look at issue with weight bearing and other factors
Products we use for hip pain treatment
- Spinal Braces
- Supportive Belts
- Spikey Ball
- Foam Roller
- Heat pack or ice bag
- Custom Foot Orthotics / Supportive footwear