The hip is the most critical part of your body as it bears the entire weight of your body. Any injury or wear and tear to the hip can make you bedridden. So, if you are experiencing hip pain or any discomfort around the hip area, you must consider physiotherapy for hip pain. You may consult a doctor before starting physiotherapy if your hip pain is acute and painkiller can definitely ease your pain as you exercise.
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for hip pain. The physiotherapists identify the weak areas and suggest exercises to strengthen muscles and tissues. Strong muscles and tissues allow you to carry out your daily activities independently.
Please feel free to contact The Physio Studio's physiotherapists for hip pain treatment.
Causes Of Hip Pain
The hip joint is the most critical part of the hip bone. It is a highly mobile ball and socket joint that allows you to walk, stand, or sit, and also bears your body weight. However, with age, it tends to become weak and develop arthritis because of the extra pressure it is bearing.
Hip pain or pain in the pelvis can be caused by a fall, sudden twist, trauma, or excessive contractions. Taking part in sports like soccer, hockey, martial arts, tennis, athletics, or dancing can cause hip injuries. Bad body posture or overburden are also common causes of hip pain.
Some other causes of hip pain are:
Feet problems like flat feet, a low arch, and a high arch
A discrepancy in leg length
Bad alignment of the lower back, pelvis, or legs
Stiffness or tightness in muscles around the hip bone
Excessive physical activity, light weight lifting, and running
Tumour or cancer
Hip Conditions Can Be Treated By Physiotherapy For Hip Pain
Physiotherapy is a successful treatment for hip pain. Physiotherapists are proficient in treating certain types of hip pain. They will first analyse your condition and pinpoint the area of concern, and then propose the most suitable treatment plan. However, certain hip conditions may need another treatment approach.
Hip conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy are:
1. Hip Sprain
A hip sprain occurs when the muscles supporting the hip joint are over-stretched or torn. This can happen while doing everyday tasks, but mostly it occurs while performing sports activities. The sprain can be mild, moderate, or severe, and treatment may vary depending on the severity of the sprain.
Mild and moderate sprains resolve with home remedies and rest, but severe sprains require physiotherapy to heal.
2. Hip Bursitis
Bursae are small jelly-like sacs located all over your body. The function of a bursa is to cushioned the muscle tendon against the hard surface of the bone. Two bursae in the hip are the trochanter and the iliopsoas. Hip bursitis or inflammation of the hip bursa is usually caused by one or more traumas to the bursa. People who ride a bike, run, or use stairs regularly are at greater risk of developing hip bursitis. Greater trochanteric bursitis usually result in a pain on the side of the hip while iliopsoas bursitis can caused a pain in the front of the hip.
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness because of hip bursitis.
3. Hip Impingement
Hip impingement is a condition whereby either the ball of the hip bone or socket of the pelvic bone has extra bone growth that rubs or compresses on the labrum, a ligament-liked tissue that deepens the socket of the joint. Repeated impingement of the labrum can cause it to tear resulting in a deep inner groin pain.
If you have pain crossing your leg while sitting, squatting, prolonged standing, climbing stairs or swimming, then you may be suffering from hip impingement.
Physiotherapy treatment is effective in resolving pain due to hip impingement especially when the labral tear is mild.
However, further damage in the hip such as early hip osteoarthritis can occur if hip impingement is left untreated.
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease and is often referred to as "wear and tear" in joints cartilage, a smooth lubricating surface of the bones. Pain from osteoarthritis is typically felt in the groin, outer thighs, and upper buttocks. Serious pain is experienced after long walks and in the morning after a long period of rest. The stiffness in the hip makes it difficult to rotate and move the leg.
Physiotherapy for hip pain is a common treatment for hip pain due to osteoarthritis. Doctors may also prescribe pain relievers in addition to physiotherapy to treat osteoarthritis.
Why Choose The Physio Studio?
The Physio Studio is one of the best physiotherapy clinics in Singapore. At The Physio Studio, you can consult highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists and seek advice on your condition and treatment plan.
The Physio Studio is also a high-quality physiotherapy clinic. We are fully equipped with all the latest physiotherapy equipment, and our physiotherapists are trained and experienced to use the equipment.
Not only this, but we also offer home visits and physiotherapy services. If you are unable to visit our clinic or prefer to remain at home, our specialist physiotherapists can come to you at any time.
So, what are you waiting for?? Click here to book an appointment and discuss your hip pain with us. We will do all it takes to provide you comfort and ease your hip pain.