INFORMATION

HIP PAIN

Hip is the largest joint in our body and is a major weight bearing joint. Pain in the hip can arise from structures in and around the hip joint. Hip and groin pain can also be referred to the thigh. See a doctor if it’s been persistent for a long time and If physiotherapy is started early then these are easily and effectively treated.

SYMPTOMS
  • Pain is usually experienced in the groin and thigh regions
  • Radiation of pain along the thigh
  • Swelling and Stiffness around the joint
  • Progressive pain with prolonged or in acute stages even short weight bearing
  • Difficulty in rising up from the chair, climbing the stairs, squatting
  • Limping gait
  • Impaired balance and lack of postural control
  • Pain when lying on the hip
CAUSES
  • Arthritis of hip: The most common wear and tear condition is the Osteoarthritis of the hip. Rheumatoid Arthritis or Hip Necrosis may also cause arthritic changes.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis:  a genetic condition leading to inflammatory arthritis of the hip.
  • Muscle Strains: Injury or inflammation of hip or groin muscles
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of tendons surrounding the joint.
  • Referred Pain: from herniated discs and Sciatica
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome: from Ilio tibial band(ITB) , deep hip flexor muscles, or labrum tears
  • Overuse Syndrome: Overuse or trauma results in various conditions like tendonitis, muscle pull and bursitis, commonly in runners.
  • Fracture: Fracture of the femur or acetabulum due to direct injury or osteoporosis
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of bursa (sac of fluid) on the outer side of the hip
  • Hip Surgery: Post-op Muscle weakness or pain can persist without appropriate rehabilitation.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY AT OUR CENTRE
  • 3D- Gait lab analysis to identify the weak muscles to be addressed
  • Laser Therapy: Low level lasers cause vaso-dilatation, bringing in more oxygen to the tissue.
  • Ultrasound Therapy: Increases the blood supply thereby promoting tissue repair
  • Interferential Therapy: Stimulates the muscle and nerve fibres
  • Short Wave Diathermy: to relieve pain and to improve bloody supply (vascularization).
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy: If the pain is referred from lumbar spine
  • Exercise Therapy: Strengthening program can improve overall range of motion
  • Postural Training: for the best positions for weight bearing to reduce stress on the joints.
  • Gait Training: To improve weight bearing control and balance