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Hip Pain

Hip Pain Treatment

We will look at the patient as a whole, assessing the mobility and function of the hip but also examining the lower back, pelvis and other lower limb joints. We also conduct orthopaedic tests to assess the behaviour of the hip and surrounding muscles and joints that may also be implicated. We will gently traction and mobilise the hip joint and massage the hip muscles to reduce tension and improve joint function. We will also work on related problems such as backache, pelvic imbalance and pain, and knee and ankle injuries. We may also use dry needling (modern acupuncture) to relax muscles, stimulate blood circulation and tissue repair.

We sometimes require X-rays, scans and other tests to make a diagnosis and on rarer occasions may refer you to a GP or a specialist for additional investigation or treatment.

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Hip Pain Symptoms

  • Increasing hip stiffness and reduced range of movement
  • Localised hip pain and associated limp, locking or even giving way
  • Pain referring to the lower back and groin
  • Pain in the thigh and knee
  • Feeling of brittleness in the ball and socket joint of the hip
Exercise Videos

We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.

bridge to health excercise video

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Top Tips to Avoid Hip Pain

  • 1.Avoid staying in the same position for too long
  • 2.Check your posture, especially when sitting at a desk or in front of a screen
  • 3.Do not sit at your desk for longer than two hours – get up, move and stretch
  • 4.At home, exercise on a balance board for 10-15 minutes a day whilst watching TV, brushing teeth etc.
  • 5.Use gentle active resistance exercises to increase thigh muscle strength and balance
  • 6.Walk for half an hour or more a day – and/or exercise 2-3 times a week at the gym using a treadmill and cross-trainer for a 20-30 minute workout
  • 7.Consider joining an aqua gym class or swim for half-an-hour twice a week