Pain in the hip can have a large impact on mobility and make day to day activities such as walking, climbing the stairs and going shopping extremely difficult and painful. Pain in the hip can be extremely debilitating and can become chronic if not treated or diagnosed correctly. We provide a home visit physiotherapy service to help people with hip pain. We are based in Lichifeld and our home visit physiotherapy service operates in surrounding areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Rugeley, Cannock and Walsall.
How can ThreeSpires Physiotherapy help me with my hip pain?
A physio will come to your home at a time and day of your choosing – avoiding the need to take time off work, attempt to finish early or struggle out of the house if your pain is extremely severe.
A full subjective assessment (discussion with your physio) will be conducted of your lifestyle, past medical history, symptoms, aggravating factors, nature of the condition and any predisposing factors in order to gain a full picture of your hip pain and the likely causes.
A comprehensive physical examination of your gait, foot posture, strength and range of movement at the hip, lumbar back and knee and bio-mechanics will then take place. This will enable us to identify and diagnose the underlying cause of your hip problem and develop an effective treatment plan to alleviate your pain and assist you in returning to full fitness.
Treatment options during the session may include, joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage, stretching, trigger point release, myofascial release techniques, soft tissue release, proprioceptive neuro-muscular facilitation. The appropriate combination of treatment options will be chosen by your therapist and tailored to provide maximum relief for your hip pain.
Self management is a key part of recovering from any hip injury and your physio will provide you with an individualised rehabilitation program that is tailored to meet your requirements and goals. Elements included in this program will be: a graded strengthening and exercise program, stretching exercises and self-massage techniques aimed at stopping your hip pain reoccurring.
What causes hip pain?
The hip is a large weightbearing joint that is essential for normal movement – some common conditions that cause pain in the hip region are described below:
Trochanteric Bursitis – is inflammation of the trochanteric bursa (the large fluid filled sac underneath the skin and muscle on the outside of the hip). This bursa reduces friction between the muscles of the hip and the bone underneath (femur). It can sometimes become irritated and inflamed from activities such as walking, stair climbing, bending down and running. The main symptoms are pain on the outside of the hip which may be worsened by sitting cross legged, getting out of the car or walking.
Osteoarthritis of the hip – is degeneration of the cartilage around the hip joint, it is often called “wear and tear” of the joint. It is linked to age and weight and is more common in women than men. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and reduced range of movement at the hip.
Referred Pain – dysfunction in another area such as the low back, sacro-illiac joint, groin, hamstrings and hip flexors can cause pain in the hip area. In this case it is necessary to diagnose the underlying cause of the pain and treat that.
Hip Replacement – is a major surgical procedure that involves either replacing the whole hip joint or half the hip joint. Patients who undergo hip replacement sugery will often expeience a large amount of pain, stiffness, weakness and reduced range of movement. Physiotherapy can help improve muscle strength, range of movement, balance, mobility and function.
So if you are suffering from hip pain, want to speed up your recovery and would like home visit physiotherapy, then get in touch to arrange an appointment. We provide physiotherapy at home in Lichfield, Tamworth, Rugeley, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Cannock.
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