Hip Pain Physiotherapist Milsons Point
Hip pain can be relentless, like a tooth ache. If incorrectly diagnosed, interventions like stretching or strengthening can exacerbate the discomfort. Often, there’s no need for an X-ray or other investigations. A comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and observation of your movement can provide significant information to diagnose the problem.
The origin of hip pain can vary considerably. Diagnosing it accurately demands a thorough examination and considerable clinical experience. Dive deeper into the various causes of hip pain in our blog posts.
“The hip bones connected to the pelvic bone….”
The hip joint is the ball and socket is in the pelvis, one on either side of the pelvis. The hip joints play a pivotal role in weight-bearing movements.
Pelvic balance effects the hip due to its connection. The pelvis is comprised of three distinct bones connecting at the front through fibrocartilage (pubic symphysis) and at the rear by robust ligaments that bind the wedge-shaped sacrum (or tail bone) to the pelvis (SIJ joint). The hip and pelvic region is vital for moving upright, serving as a muscular attachment point essential for walking.
Several muscles connecting the pelvis to the hip, such as the piriformis and deep hip rotators, can cause sciatic pain. Pain can also radiate down the front of the thigh from the front of the hip joint, although this is from a different nerve.
Notably, sciatic pain can arise not only from spinal issues but also from tightness in the deep buttock muscles.
The intricate interplay of muscles in the hip and pelvis region can influence the overall functional dynamics of the body, and pain.
Addressing Hip Discomfort:
Therapeutic interventions for hip or pelvic discomfort include specific muscle releases coupled with laser therapy or dry needling. This helps the localised pain. To treat the hip fully the cause needs to be discerned, and that may be else where in the body affecting how the hip and pelvis move. Specific stretching, muscle strengthening, and education help balance the whole body, according to where it is out of balance, to help heal your hip pain.
Our approach seeks to prevent recurring muscle tension, normalise stabilising muscles with training, reestablish a pain-free walking gait, and undertake other corrective measures to alleviate your pain.