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The hip joint follows the shoulder in terms of mobility. It is our most flexible joint in our leg moving through multiple planes of movement. Our hips are stabilised through the ball and socket shape, ligaments/ capsule surrounding the joint, weight bearing force and muscle control through range. If one of these factors gets affected by injury or progressive overuse we start to get hip pain. Sources of pain in the hip can stem from joint cartilage, labral tear, capsule tear, muscle imbalance or hip joint impingements. Hip pain can present at the front of the joint, into the groin region, deep in your buttocks or on the outside of the hip/ upper leg.
Depending where the pain presents indicates on what aspect may be injured. It is vital to get a thorough hip assessment to diagnose where the pain may be originating to provide the best treatment outcomes for you. Treatment focuses on progressive strengthening of your hip area, mobilising the painful/ stiff joint, releasing restrictive muscle trigger points and restoring your hip mechanics for pain-free movement.
Thank you Gillian for resolving my hip pain so quickly & professionally. I had been extremely frustrated not being able to run, dance or do yoga comfortably after over-stretching my hip one day in class. Gillian worked out what was wrong & had me fixed in a few wks, with her lovely hands on technique, a few needles & Shockwave therapy along with giving me great advice on the correct stretches to do.