Hip Pain Treatment Perth
Hip pain can be a real pain in the butt, but it doesn’t have to stop you from doing the things you love. At Fortitude Chiropractic we provide expert assessment and treatment for hip pain for people in Scarborough, Doubleview, Innaloo and the surrounding Perth area.
Anatomy of the Hip Joint
hip Bursitis and Tendinopathy
Hip bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid filled sac that helps cushion the hip joint. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it can cause pain and tenderness in the area in the hip. Some causes of hip pain include overuse, injury, and underlying conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Tendinopathy is a condition that affects the tendons that attach the muscles to the bones. Inflammation or irritation of these tendons can cause pain and stiffness in the hip joint. This condition is often caused by overuse, but can be related to underlying conditions such as obesity or diabetes.
Psoas and Clicking Hip
The psoas muscle, one of the hip flexor muscles, can also be a victim of a tendinopathy, causing pain around the hip and groin area.
Clicking hip is a condition where the hip joints makes clicking or popping sounds during movement. This can be caused by factors such as weakness or tightness of the involved musculature, loose cartilage, or a tendon snapping over the bone.
Labral Injuries & hip pain
The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the socket of the hip joint and provides stability and cushioning. When a labrum becomes injured, it causes pain, stiffness and limits the range of motion of the hip.
An injury to the labrum can be caused by a range of factors, including repetitive movements, traumatic injury, and underlying conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement. Injury to the labrum can be common in athletes who engage in activities that involve lots of twisting or pivoting of the hip joint.
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) can be a common cause of hip pain in ageing populations. Hip OA occurs when the cartilage that cushions the hip joint begins to break down, causing pain, stiffness and limiting the movement of the hip.
OA of the hip is more common in older adults but can also be caused by a variety of factors, this includes genetics, obesity and previous injury or trauma to the hip joint.
Treatment for hip OA may include rest, chiropractic care including rehabilitation, and pain management strategies such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In some cases, surgery may be necessary, such as hip replacement surgery.
With proactive and timely treatment and management strategies, you can manage the symptoms of hip OA and maintain an active lifestyle.
Referred pain from the lower back
Pain in the hip can be referred from unexpected causes such as the lower back. When structures in the lower back, such as the discs or nerves, become irritated or damaged, they can cause pain that travels down the leg and into the hip joint. Referred pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis. Find out more about sciatic nerve pain in our recent blog post.
As Chiropractors with a special interest in hip pain treatment Perth we spend time to thoroughly assess and evaluate your hip pain. Understanding what’s causing your pain and symptoms means we are able to better manage and address your symptoms and get you back moving quickly!
Assessment and Treatment
Our assessment of injury and pain alway begins with a chat with one of our friendly chiropractors, allowing us to gain an understanding through your eyes.
Our physical exam includes assessing the range of motion of your hips, functional testing such as the squat, hip hinge and single leg movements. Further investigation may be carried out with specific physical or orthopaedic testing to help further diagnose any underlying specific hip issues.
Physical assessment will also include investigation of the areas above and below in check for a possible referral source or biomechanical cause to the pain.
For the treatment of hip pain, we utilise a combination of manual therapies including spinal and extremity joint adjustments, dry needling and soft tissue therapy in order to reduce pain and improve function of the involved joints and muscles. Additionally, management of your hip pain may include a tailored home exercises and rehab, to address limitations in range of motion (ROM), improve strength and tolerance of the involved area and at times retrain movement patterns. We take the time to educate you on what is contributing to your pain, such as repetitive positions or postures, movement habits and other lifestyle factors, so that we can reduce the impact of these.