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HIP PAIN

Are you suffering from hip pain? Struggling to do the things you love? Hip pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life.

Hip conditions we commonly treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tears
  • Cartilage issues
  • Pelvis & SIJ pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Degeneration
  • Hypermobility

At Advanz Health our team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and massage therapists are experts in treating hip pain. Our unique approach to fixing your hip pain includes:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

Our approach will get you better in the shortest timeframe and keep you better long-term. It is designed to make sure you avoid a life of pain and suffering that requires long-term therapy and lifestyle changes, and instead gets you back to doing the things you love with a strong body.

BOOK YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT ONLINE HERE,

OR CALL OUR RECEPTION TO BOOK ON 8068 7161

We have also created a structured treatment program specifically for hip pain:

HAPPY HIPS PROGRAM

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BOOK the HAPPY HIPS Program HERE

If you would prefer to have an initial physiotherapy appointment prior to committing to the HAPPY HIPS program, you can simply book an initial physiotherapy appointment online here, or call our reception to book on 8068 7161.

FAQ’s about Hip Pain

  1. It can be common in a lot of office workers due to extended times sitting down, noticeably at the front of the hip. This front of the hip pain can also be due to the hip flexors overworking, common in runners or cyclists.
  2. Side hip pain is common in elderly women, due to the q-angle (angle from hips down to the knees) adding pressure onto the hip bursa (pocket of fluid), which protects the bone from the surrounding muscles and skin. If this gets inflamed it be quite sore.
  3. Hip pain can be common during/after pregnancy. During pregnancy the ligaments and muscles around the pelvis have to lengthen and therefore can stay quite lax which means the pelvis isn’t as supported as it was prior to pregnancy
  4. Inner hip pain can be due to overload, increase in running too quickly and therefore creating added stress on the labrum
  1. Front hip pain can be due to weak core and glutes, which in turn means the hips have to work more in stabilising the torso in sitting and the legs in standing, walking and running
  2. Side pain can be due to weak buttocks muscles, which help in hip stability. Weak buttocks muscles will put added pressure on the side of the hip muscles to help stabilise the hip. This can then irritate the bursa around the hip joint and create a dull pain which will make it hard to ascend and descend stairs as well as sleep on the affected side
  3. Labrum pain can be from overactivity at the front of the hip, which pulls the femur (thigh bone) up into the socket more and therefore creates more pressure on the cartilage in the hip socket. It can also be from a poor running technique. If you are an over strider you’ll bee putting upwards of 4x your BW through your hip which will then create added pressure of the femur pushing into the hip socket
  1. Due to the extensive amount of nerves and arteries around the area it can be if left untreated. If these areas remain tight then it can compress on the arteries or nerves and create issues with power, sensation and blood flow down the legs
  2. Labrum pain if left untreated can result in a decrease in cartilage in the acetabulum and therefore after a while create a bone on bone result which can result in the need for a hip replacement
Exercises for the hip mainly surround the gluteals (major buttocks muscle) and core (major trunk muscles). Depending on the injury you can see more exercises on our website

The hip muscles are innervated from nerves that come from the lower back, therefore if these nerves are affected it can create tight or weak feeling in the hip