Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain is a term that relates to pain around the buttock, outside of hip and or the groin. It can sometimes move down the leg and could also be associated with back pain. Pain around the hip may related to sensitive tendons, hip muscles, bursa or the hip joint itself.

Common terms for hip pain include gluteal tendinopathy, trochanteric bursitis, labral tears, piriformis syndrome and hip arthritis. Hip pain usually presents with pain when loading the hip such as standing, walking and running and it commonly disrupts sleep especially when lying on the side.

Risk factors for hip pain:

Previous traumatic injury to the hip region, carrying excessive belly fat, muscle weakness of the buttock and hip muscles, inactivity or over-activity (weight bearing sports) and depressed mood. These factors can result in inflammation of various structures of the hip.

Treatment of hip pain:

The great news is that there are lots of effective treatments that our physiotherapists at Body Logic Physiotherapy can offer for hip pain.

Firstly, we identify the key factors contributing to the pain and working out what structures are affected.

Secondly, we develop a plan to manage it. This will involve a graduated strengthening exercise program, relaxation of tense muscles and a plan to get you physically active based on your preference. It’s really important to get you fit, confident and strong as this results in pain relief and increased functional capacity.

For hip pain we also offer the GLA:D program.