We have extensive experience in the treatment, rehabilitation and preventative management for Hip pain and injuries.
Below provides a list of the most common shoulder conditions. Each patient requires an individual assessment to determine the exact type of injury, the causes and any rehabilitation program required. During an appointment with either a Sports Doctor or a Physiotherapist you can expect the following assessment questions:
History of the pain, including location, severity, referred pain, things that make the pain worse or better.
The common conditions below and the associated information have been produced as a guide only. They do not replace the judgement of a clinician. The below information should never be relied on as a substitute for proper assessment with respect to the particular circumstances of each patient. Patients should consult with an appropriate clinician as soon as practicable post injury to avoid complications.
Many people expereince side hip pain at some point during their life and left untreated this can derteriorate to the point of impairing every day activities such as walking and lying in bed at night. It is most common in athletes like long distance runners and women over the age of 40.
The Pain and/or tenderness is usually located over the greater trochanter (see image) and may radiate around to the front of the thigh and down to the knee. Sports and activities that require a hop or hump on one leg are usually quite difficult and aggravate symptomos for people with pain in this area.
It is recommended that you see a physiotherapist to provide the most effective and long term chance of reducing pain and re-engaging in everyday activities or high level sports.
A physiotherapist will focus on the following areas:
A physio will examine the movements and loads that currently exacerbate the pain and will help you develop techniques and modify movements that will reduce episodes of pain as you recover.
You and your physio will develop a specific set of exercises that directly target your hip abductors and optimise your pelvic control as a method for long term protection of the trochanter area and the soft tissues surrounding it.
Complex sports specific tasks will follow should a greater degree of control and endurance be required. TSM physios are highly experienced in both everyday exercise and rehabilitation techniques but also methods to bring you back to you peak sporting requirements.
FAI is a relatively common hip complaint and has long been known to cause early on set Osteoarthritis.
FAI can be found in all ages and has been identified in young adults who are highly active, including elite athletes.
Hip pain is a prerequisite for FAI and is often described as groin and front of thigh pain. The two most common forms of FAI are caused by excessive range of movement in the hip joint or slight deformities of the bones in this region. These bony parts of the hip joint regularly come into abnormal contact in FAI patients, causing small tears in the soft tissue around the joint and cartilage damage. This has the potential to lead to Osteoarthritis.
Treatment can vary depending on the type of FAI you have and how it developed. It can cause long term issues for many elite sports players and may require change of position in a sporting team or even change of sport entirely.
It is important to be fully assessed by a physiotherapist who will develop a rehabilitation and more appropriate exercise regimen. They may refer you to a Sports physician who might recommend surgery in severe cases that have been non-responsive to more conservative treatment options.