Hip Pain Treatment Carnegie
Hip pain is a generic name to describe symptoms you might experience. Hip pain can be caused by various structures within the hip joint, it can also be caused by dysfunction in lumbar spine. It is important to establish what type of injury and what structures are involved to be able to treat the pain effectively. Your Physiotherapist will ask you a number of questions to understand the symptoms you are feeling and activities that are causing you pain. Physiotherapists will also assess your lower limb, lumbar spine, pelvis, SIJ, your body mechanics, muscle strength and length, to establish what is causing your pain.
Common causes of hip pain include:
- ITB band syndrome
- Snapping hip
- Labral tear
- Iliopsoas (hip flexor) strain
- Gluteal tendinopathy
After establishing the cause of your pain, your physiotherapist will propose an individual treatment plan. Treatment will vary depending on what causes pain but it might consist of muscular release, spinal mobilization, advice on what postures or activities to avoid. Your Physiotherapist will also prescribe exercises to address any muscle weakness or muscle imbalance you might have and work on your core strength.