Physiotherapy for Hip Pain
Some of us are just predisposed to hip pain because of our genetics, while others have hip pain develop from injury or aging. For most cases, physiotherapy for hip pain is an excellent idea as a properly trained physiotherapist can do wonders towards making you feel better.
How does your hip work?
If you’ve ever seen a skeleton at Halloween (or otherwise!), you’ve seen that the hip joint is clearly what they call a “ball-and-socket” joint, because the top of your thigh bone is shaped just like a ball and it fits perfectly into a hollow socket in your pelvis.
Your hip joint is exceptionally stable compared to your shoulder joint (which is also a ball-and-socket joint), but lacks the mobility of your shoulder. Your hip joint is covered with larger muscles that attach to the bones via tendons, and cartilage inside the joint provides cushioning needed for running and walking. It’s the same case with your shoulder joint, but the muscles in your hips have comparably more surface area and thus provide more stability.
Where does one feel hip pain?
Because your lower back is so close to your hip and low back pain is common, pain from your hip can sometimes be confused with what you might think is pain coming from your back. All the more reason to have your pain properly assessed by a professional such as a physiotherapist at Yellow Gazebo.
Pain in your groin or even in the front part of your hip may be due to arthritis, or in younger people due to athletic injury or an impingement syndrome. Pain in the side of your hip, however, is usually indicative of bursitis or iliotibial band issues. Finally, pain in the back of your hip is quite possibly the sort of low back pain that feels like it might be coming from your hip.
What is physiotherapy for hip pain?
Once your physiotherapist at Yellow Gazebo has properly determined the cause of your hip pain (a determination which might only arise after various types of tests and evaluations), you will be treated with stretching and mobilization techniques. This is done in an effort to get your hip in the right position for optimal healing. More than likely, you’ll also be given one or more exercises to start doing at home, and at your follow-up visit(s) the efficacy of your manual therapy and subsequent exercise regime will be determined and altered as needed.
Please take the time to learn more about physiotherapy for hip pain by booking an appointment with one of our qualified health care professionals. For more info on who might be the best person for your own personal needs, please call us at 416-909-2334, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online booking link below to get started right away. Best of luck in your healing!