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Hip pain

“There is pain deep in my hip joint.”

“It feels stiff and hurts when I move it.”

“It aches.”

“There is a sharp pain in certain movements.”

“I have discomfort in my buttocks.”

“Groin Pain”

“I have pain in the front and/or rear of my thigh.”

Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged.

Lubricant in the hip can leak through damaged cartilage, this causes excessive wear. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused, and overuse can inflame structures like bursa’s (fat pads) in and around the joint.

Also the hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.

If a heavy, 80 year old lady comes in the clinic, immediately the practitioner may have a different view on what maybe wrong with her hip verses a thin, 20 year old.

If your hip pain is caused by a muscle or tendon strain, osteoarthritis, or tendinitis. you can usually relieve it quite quickly with treatment with one of our practitioners and pain killers.

A helpful tip to relieve hip pain is to hold ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better.

If you have wear and tear, tendonitis, or muscle overuse then exercising the hip joint with rehabilitative exercises, and stretching, can reduce pain and improve joint mobility.

Swimming is a good non-impact exercise for arthritis.

Everyone is different so it is hard to say, some hip pain may very well need further investigation. And this will most probably be in the way of X-ray or MRI scan.

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