Hip Pain

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Hip pain is a commonly reported problem in a variety of age groups, often with different causes.

 

It is not unusual for problems of the hip to manifest as pain in the groin, back, buttock, and in some cases the knee and lower leg. As with most musculoskeletal conditions, the severity of pain can vary widely, but pain is not always an accurate representation of serious pathology.

 

First line management usually involves your GP/Pharmacist who can provide advice regarding simple analgesia. Remaining as active as you can is helpful, however, hip pain which persists despite first line care may benefit from the input of your local physiotherapy team.

 

Hip pain can be a common problem reported to GP/ physiotherapist/ musculoskeletal practitioner. The cause of Hip pain can result from tight, overused or strained muscle either in hip or the joint itself. Injury, osteoarthritis, general wear and tear or aging are also common causes of Hip Pain.

 

Osteopathy and musculoskeletal interventions can’t cure arthritis in the hip but depending on how severe the pain is, treatment can usually help to ease symptoms.

 

OsteoVision practitioners assess the patient as a whole, assessing the way the hip moves, help strengthen and stretch the muscle and use massage techniques to reduce tension and improve the mobility of the joint.

OsteoVision works closely with a team of highly respected and specialised muscular skeletal (MSK) experts, which include pain specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, medicines review specialists, specialist MSK physiotherapists, cognitive behavioural specialists as well as occupational health specialists who provide complete care across the range of MSK conditions and complexity / severity of disease. The orthopaedic surgeons and pain specialists we work with only perform interventions and surgical procedures once they are confident that all appropriate osteopathy and physiotherapy interventions have been optimised. Generally, patients benefit from physiotherapy or osteopathy after surgery to optimally mobilise the joint and strengthen their muscles.

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