Most hip pain has a very simple explanation, for example if you’ve overdone it while exercising. The pain is usually caused by strained or inflamed soft tissues such as tendons, and it often clears up within a few days.
Athletes who play active sports like football, soccer, and rugby are more prone to suffering through a hip injury than athletes in other sports; however, hip injuries can also occur by accident, whether through a bad fall or quick and awkward movement. Long-term hip pain can be caused by specific conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Pain caused by a problem in the hip joint can be felt in the groin, down the front of the leg and in the knee. Sometimes knee pain is the only sign of a hip problem. This is called referred pain, and it’s fairly common. Hip pain can also be felt in the buttock (although pain in this area can also be caused by problems with the lower back) or on the outside of the hip.
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Hip Pain can be successfully treated 100% of the time if you can find the underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms. During your assessment your practitioner will carry out a full body assessment to look at your alignment and function (how your body moves and which muscle it uses to do so)
This form of Hip Pain assessment not only assesses your hip pain symptoms, it also identifies the root cause. For example, the root cause of hip pain may be caused by a mis-alignment elsewhere in the body that causes your hip to function incorrectly. We treat both the hip pain and the cause to ensure symptoms don’t return.
Your practitioner will explain why your hip pain started in simple terms you understand. You will also be left with your assessment form which will have diagrams and details of your injury which you can refer to at a later date to see the fast results you will achieve with SP Sports massage therapy.
After your assessment we can begin treatment which also takes place in your first appointment. At the end of the appointment an outlined treatment plan is discussed which will successfully treat your hip pain symptoms AND eradicate the cause to prevent re-occurrence of your hip pain.