The hip is a common site of injury in people of all ages. However, people of different age groups usually experience quite different hip problems. Physiotherapy is an effective way to manage the majority of hip pain. Read below to find the answers to a number of commons questions relating to hip pain and how we manage these conditions at Glebe Physio.
Hip Pain in Younger Patients
For younger patients and those engaged in sport, the main issues include labral tears and synovitis, which are commonly caused by a condition known as femoro-acetabular impingement syndrome. Labral tears involve damage to the cartilage in the hip joint which can either happen suddenly or over a long period of time, and synovitis is an inflammation of the tissue within the joint due to irritation. Both of these conditions are usually characterised by pain deep within the hip or groin and can often be associated with clicking when moving the hip.
People can also occasionally experience hip pain due to an injury in their back. This is known as referred pain and happens as a result of nerve signals getting confused on their path up to the brain. A good physiotherapist will be able to diagnose the source of your pain and highlight any contributing factors, including abnormalities in the lower back, feet or knees.
At Glebe Physio, our practitioners are highly knowledgeable in the area of hip injury and have a lot of experience treating both older and younger patients with hip conditions. If you have any questions, head over to the Contact Us page or book in now so we can begin to help you on the road to recovery!