Do you have Hip Pain?
The hip can become painful due a number of reasons. In a sporting context strains of muscles related to the hip such as the hip flexors with acute overload from an awkward movement or kicking. High forces of trauma can damage hip ligaments and related structures such as the labrum which can also be damaged with FAI.
Some people have anatomical factors which may predispose them to hip problems such as acetabular dysplasia, CAM or pincer morphologies. Females are more susceptible to gluteus medius tendinopathy due to increased angulation of forces from wider pelvises and usually have weakness factors involving these and other muscles about the gluteals.
Pain and problems in the hip area can also be related to the lumbar spine and pelvis as well as further down the lower limb.
Depending on the nature of your hip problem will then determine the optimal management. Your physio will provide a thorough assessment to help treatment planning which may include taping, specific exercises, hydrotherapy, manual and soft tissue therapies as well as activity advice and referral where indicated. We regularly help clients with hip problems pre and post surgery.