Hip Pain

Conditions affecting the hips are diverse and can include hip tendonitis, trochanteric or hip bursitis, gluteal tendinopathy, greater trochanter pain syndrome, arthritis, and pain that may radiate from other sites such as the back or buttocks. At our physiotherapy clinic, we prioritize a thorough assessment of your hip mobility and strength to pinpoint the specific issues contributing to your discomfort.

During the assessment, our experienced physiotherapists expect to identify weaknesses in the gluteal muscles, tenderness in the affected area, and potential restrictions in your range of motion. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to tailor a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of your hip pain.

As part of your treatment, we provide a targeted strengthening program designed to enhance the stability and function of the hip muscles. Strengthening exercises play a pivotal role in improving overall hip health and preventing the recurrence of pain.

In addition to exercises, our therapists may incorporate advanced techniques such as dry needling and massage to alleviate current symptoms of pain and stiffness. Dry needling involves the precise insertion of thin needles into specific trigger points, aiming to release tension and improve muscle function. Massage therapy, on the other hand, helps to enhance blood flow, reduce muscle tightness, and promote relaxation in the affected areas.

For those seeking information specifically on hip arthritis, we invite you to explore our dedicated page titled "Arthritis." This resource provides additional insights into hip arthritis and its management.

If you are experiencing hip pain and seeking professional assistance, we encourage you to reach out to our clinic. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at 01 5253440, or conveniently book online through our website at physiohub.ie. Our team of skilled physiotherapists is dedicated to providing personalized care to address your hip pain and improve your overall musculoskeletal health.

FAQ's

Hip pain can be caused by various conditions such as hip tendonitis, bursitis, tendinopathy, greater trochanter pain syndrome, arthritis, and referred pain from other areas like the back or buttocks. If you experience persistent or severe hip pain, limited range of motion, or discomfort that interferes with daily activities, it is advisable to seek physiotherapy. Early intervention can help identify the underlying cause and initiate targeted treatments for effective pain relief.

Our physiotherapists conduct a thorough assessment of your hip mobility and strength. This may involve evaluating gluteal muscle strength, checking for tenderness in the hip area, and assessing your range of motion. The comprehensive assessment aims to identify specific issues contributing to your hip pain. Based on the findings, a personalized treatment plan, including strengthening exercises, may be recommended to address the root cause of your discomfort.

Strengthening exercises play a crucial role in the treatment of hip pain. These exercises are designed to target and improve the strength and stability of the muscles around the hip joint. By enhancing muscle support, these exercises contribute to better overall hip function, reduce pain, and prevent the recurrence of discomfort. Your physiotherapist will guide you through a tailored strengthening program as part of your treatment.

Yes, treatments like dry needling and massage can be effective in relieving hip pain. Dry needling involves the precise insertion of thin needles into trigger points in the affected muscles, promoting muscle relaxation and reducing pain. Massage therapy helps improve blood flow, reduce muscle tightness, and alleviate stiffness in the hip area. These techniques, when used by trained physiotherapists, complement the overall treatment plan and can provide relief from current symptoms of pain and discomfort.