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Surrey Hills hip pain

Rediscover Mobility with Expert Hip Care

Is hip pain limiting your daily activities or hindering your adventurous side? The hip joint is fundamental in many of the movements we make, whether it's getting up from a chair, taking a leisurely walk, or engaging in vigorous exercise. When your hip isn't functioning at its best, it not only affects your mobility but can also significantly impact your overall quality of life.

Hip pain can arise in individuals in any life-stage from a variety of conditions. If left untreated, it can make even the simplest tasks painful and challenging. At Eastside Physio + Co, our skilled team understands the complexities of the hip joint and is dedicated to providing the utmost care to restore your mobility and reduce discomfort.

Understanding Hip Pain!

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, one of the largest in the body. Its primary responsibility is to support the body's weight and enable a wide range of motion. Due to its fundamental role and complex structure, the hip can be susceptible to various conditions and injuries that lead to pain.

The most common causes of Hip Pain are:

  • Tendinitis (eg gluteal)

  • Hip labral tears

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Arthritis

  • Hip fractures

  • Impingement (FAI)

  • Bursitis

  • Muscle or tendon strains

  • SIJ or pelvis pain

  • Adductor tendon issues

  • Stress fractures

  • Congenital issues

It is important to remember that hip symptoms may also be referred from the lumbar spine which can often mimic the symptoms of true hip pain. Conditions such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis in the lower back can generate pain that travels down into the hip area, making it challenging to determine the precise source of the discomfort.

This interplay between the lumbar spine and the hip makes a thorough evaluation crucial. At Eastside Physio + Co, our experienced team is adept at distinguishing between true hip issues and referred pain from other regions. We conduct comprehensive assessments to pinpoint the exact cause of your discomfort, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment tailored to your unique needs.

Hip Pain Symptoms

The experience of hip pain can vary widely based on its cause. Some common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the groin or buttock region

  • Pain on the outside of the hip when getting out of a chair or bed

  • Pinching pain in the front, side, or back of the hip

  • Sharp or throbbing pain

  • Instability or giving-way

  • Discomfort that radiates down the thigh or to the groin

  • Stiffness or tightness, limiting movement

  • A clicking or locking sensation

  • Pain that worsens with activity or prolonged sitting

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Effective Hip Pain Treatments

At Eastside Physio + Co, we customize our approach to suit the unique needs of each individual. Our treatment plans are rooted in evidence-based practices to ensure effective recovery. Some approaches we employ include:

  • Gait analysis and correction

  • Personalized exercise programs

  • Ergonomic and desk set up advice

  • Hands-on manual therapy

  • Mobility and strengthening exercises

  • Shockwave therapy

  • Massage

  • Pain management education

  • Referral to imaging

Hip Pain Frequently Asked Questions

Why is early intervention essential for hip pain?

Early detection and treatment can help address the root cause, prevent complications, and expedite recovery.

Why should you trust Eastside Physio + Co with your hip care?

We combine our profound knowledge of hip anatomy with the latest physiotherapy techniques to offer personalized treatments. Our dedication to patient care and recovery sets us apart.

Who is more susceptible to hip pain?

While anyone can experience hip pain, factors like age, intense physical activity, previous injuries, and certain medical conditions can increase susceptibility.

Are all hip pains the same?

No, hip pain can vary in intensity, duration, and location based on its cause. A thorough assessment helps determine the specific nature and best treatment approach.

Your Health is Our Priority

Ready to address your hip pain and work towards a more active, pain-free life? Trust in Eastside Physio + Co's expertise. We are pleased to be supporting clients in Melbourne's east from a range of suburbs including Surrey Hills, Ashwood, Ashburton, Auburn, Balwyn, Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Doncaster and Hawthorn.

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