Treatment for hip pain in the Kalgoorlie

The hip itself is a very stable ball and socket joint. The ligaments and muscles of the hip add extra support so that it can support your body weight. It is generally a very robust joint however there are some common causes of hip pain. These include:

  • Hip degeneration or osteoarthritis
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Joint impingement (femoral acetabular impingement)
  • Hip labrum tears
  • Gluteal tears
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Referred pain from the low back, sacroiliac joint or abdomen
  • Hip fractures
  • Total hip replacement

There are also a few hip conditions which are only seen in children and adolescents. These include slipped capital femoral epiphysis or Perthes disease.

Pain from the hip is often felt in the groin, buttock, outer thigh or knee. People with hip pain may have difficulty with sitting, squatting, lying on the affected hip or weight-bearing activities such as walking or standing.

As hip pain can come from a variety of different sources it is important to get your hip properly assessed so that the optimal treatment can be established.

Treatment of most hip pain will focus on:

  • Reducing pain and inflammation
  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Improving range of motion and flexibility
  • Improving strength of hip muscles
  • Improving core strength
  • Identifying and modifying activities which may be causing symptoms
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