Hip and thigh problems can be long-standing problems or they could be recent and due to injury or overuse.
Often acute injury to your hip and thigh can be caused during sports, particularly sports involving kicking and twisting and turning such as football.
Your hip can be subject to wear and tear over the years leading to osteoarthritis and may require a hip replacement. You can also fracture your hip and it is a common result of a fall, particularly in an older population or those with weak bones.
There are various structures within your hip and thigh that can cause your pain including joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. If any of these structures become damaged or inflamed then they could cause you to feel symptoms.
What hip and thigh conditions do we treat?
There are several different hip and thigh conditions that physiotherapy helps with. Your physiotherapist will carry out a full subjective and objective assessment when you first come for physiotherapy to diagnose what your problem may be.
Common conditions treated by our physiotherapists include:
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Hip replacements
- Hamstring tear/ quadriceps tear
- Adductor strain/tear
Sometimes scans may be required to confirm diagnosis.
If you suspect you have a fracture you should seek immediate medical attention and surgery may be required.
What treatment options are available for hip and thigh conditions?
There are many different treatment options available for hip and thing conditions. Following on from your assessment your physiotherapist will give you a tailor made treatment programme which will be based on their assessment findings. Treatment varies person to person and will be dependent on your symptoms and goals.
Treatment for hip and thigh conditions can include:
- Ice or heat therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Muscle energy techniques
- Strapping or a compression bandage
- Biomechanical correction
- Sporting technique correction
- Anti-inflammatory advice
- Walking aid advice
- Graded return to sporting activity
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a hip and thigh condition?
Physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment for hip and thigh conditions. There are different benefits of physiotherapy depending on what your condition is and what your treatment goals are.
Benefits of physiotherapy for hip and thigh conditions includes:
- Decreased stiffness
- Maintained range of movement
- Maintained or improve strength
- Healing promotion
- Decreased inflammation
- Reduced pain
- Improved confidence
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.