Hip Pain Treatment At Larch Tree Osteopathic Practice, Coventry
The term hip pain is often used by patients to describe pain in the upper lateral thigh and buttocks However, pain in these areas is more commonly referred from the lower back or sacro iliac joints. Pain from the actual hip joint will often refer pain to the groin, anterior thigh and knee.
What causes hip pain?
Hip pain can result from a number of problems including:
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Muscle imbalance, tightness or strain
- Ligament strain
- Referred pain from the lower back or sacroiliac joint
How can osteopathy help?
Osteopaths will assess the movement of the hip, strengthen and stretch muscles, gently massage muscles and stretch the hip joint to reduce tension and improve the mobility of the joint and also work on secondary problems such as back ache.
Osteoarthritis in the hip joint is relatively common and whilst osteopaths can’t cure osteoarthritis, and depending on the severity, treatment and advice from an osteopath can often helps to ease the symptoms.
X rays, scans and other tests are sometimes required to make a diagnosis and your osteopath may refer you to your GP or a specialist for additional investigations or treatment.