Hip Pain Treatment Brisbane
Targeted Hip Pain Treatment Brisbane
There are many conditions that cause hip pain – musculotendinous strains, microtears of tendons (tendonopathy), bursitis, actual hip joint pain, impingement, or a form of an internal ligament tear called a labral tear.
Clinical diagnosis of hip pain is important, with specific tests or MRI’s able to diagnose the problem.
At All Care Physiotherapy, our team are experts at diagnosing hip pain and creating targeted treatment plans for comprehensive rehabilitation physiotherapy and pain relief.
What is the Best Treatment for Hip Pain?
There are a variety of ways that hip pain can be treated, depending on what the underlying cause is. Your hip pain will consist of a combination of elements, including:
Improving the Range, Strength and Balance of your Hip
A thorough assessment prior to diagnosis will guide what needs to be addressed in an exercise programme, specific stretching and “hands-on” treatment. This will improve your body’s range of movement and increase strength and balance into the future
Modification of Activities
Other modifications that may be necessary include minimising the number of exercises that extends the range of motion in the hip until the hip function is adequate. For example, deep squats or lunges with exercise, running, rock climbing etc. In discussion with your physiotherapist, these exercises can be scaled back up as your hip pain eases.
Specific rehabilitation exercises
At All Care Physiotherapy, we provide a full hip assessment to determine what areas will need to be addressed as part of the rehabilitation process. A good treatment programme will need to address all of the deficits that are causing hip dysfunction leading to stress and strain on some structure around the hip.
Correcting Your Sitting or Standing positions
The human body is not meant to sit for long periods of time on a repetitive basis. The hip joint allows us to stand and walk, and repetitive positioning of the hip joint will affect the stresses on the muscles, ligaments and bursa around the region.
Common issues include:
- Prolonged sitting in low couches or chairs with the knees above the hip resulting in increased loading on the front of the hip.
- Sitting with the legs tucked up underneath your bottom or rotated underneath you.
- Standing in either a position of hanging off the front of the hip or out the side passively stretches structures leading to increased load on these tissues.
Frequently Asked Questions
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