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Osteopathic guide to hip pain

Many people across Solihull, Knowle, Coventry, Kenilworth, Warwick, Nuneaton, Dorridge and Balsall Common are affected by a wide range of hip complaints. The pain can emanate from the muscle or joint itself and can be the result of numerous factors.

Do you experience any of these common complaints?

  • Restrictive movement in the hip area when stretching?
  • Pain in the inner thigh, buttock or groin when moving?
  • Worsening hip pain after prolonged periods of activities such as standing or walking?
  • A clicking sound or sensation in the hip or groin?
  • Tenderness or soreness around the hips and lower back?
  • One hip that feels stiffer than the other or pain on one side when lying in bed?

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What is the underlying cause of these complaints?

Minor or even moderate hip pain can be the result of repeated movementsand or through sporting activities such as football. While these generally improve with rest, there are other reasons which cause more chronic pain.

  • Osteoarthritis is the medical term for the wear and tear of the hip joint and degeneration of the cartilage. It can be the consequence of ageing or long-term repeated movements.
  • Bursitis occurs when the bursa sacs found within the joints grow inflamed. Swelling to the bursa can produce pain and significant restriction to the movement of the joint.
  • Sports injuries such as a groin strain, or the clicking sensation around the hip known as ‘Dancer’s Hip’.

How osteopathy can ease hip pain in Solihull, Knowle, Coventry, Kenilworth, Warwick, Dorridge, Nuneaton and Balsall Common

  • Gentle massaging and tissue manipulation can work with long-term conditions like osteoarthritis to increase movement and reduce hip pain.
  • Joint articulation or ‘rocking the joints’ can release muscle tension to aid mobility.
  • Depending on the patient, manipulation of the back, knees, and ankles can also ease discomfort.
  • Advice on exercises and correcting your posture at home or work can help to keep your muscles free of tension.

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