The hip is one of the most important joints in the human body. During standing the hips are responsible for bearing the weight of the upper body. During walking or running these forces are significantly increased.
Pain in the hips can come from a number of different sources, including the muscles bones and the cartilage. Pain in the hip can also be referred from the lumbar spine.
Hip pain can also be caused by parts of the body away from the site of your symptoms. Issues with the way you move at the ankle and knee can commonly cause pain or dysfunction at the hip.
This is why your physiotherapist at Essential Health Plus will perform a thorough examination of the whole body so as to identify the root cause of your symptoms. Once these root causes have been identified a long terms solution to your problem can be devised.
This is likely to involve a combination of hands on manual therapy and specific exercise intended to take you out of your pain and towards your peak musculoskeletal performance.