Hip injuries are very common and we assess and treat a multitude of injuries and conditions related to the hip on a weekly basis.
Common hip conditions treated at ProMOTION Physiotherapy include:
Hip Osteoarthritis (‘wear & tear’)
Hip pain is very common. Many people are told they have wear and tear in their hip. Some are told these are natural age-related changes – we like the latter explanation as it reassures the patient that nothing is ‘torn’. However, the patient still might have issues with an explanation that sounds like it is telling them that they are old…age-related changes!
The good thing is that this is a very common condition that we treat all the time at ProMOTION Physiotherapy. We understand how debilitating hip Osteoarthritis can be and how it can impact on peoples life – from being unable to exercise to simply struggling to put their shoes and socks on.
With the different physiotherapy techniques, advice and rehabilitation programmes we can help patients overcome the distress of this condition and get back to a happier lifestyle.
Unfortunately, some patients may end up requiring a Total Hip Replacement. There are many good orthopaedic surgeons in Edinburgh whom we have a great working relationship with. At ProMOTION Physiotherapy all of our physiotherapists have taken vast numbers of patients on their rehabilitation journey from immediately post-op to back to living a pain-free active life.
Anterior Hip Pain
Many patients describe pain at the front of their hip. This can be OA as discussed above but there are other possible reasons for this pain. Our physiotherapists are trained to assess and investigate other possible causes too – other joint issues like labral tears can occur, as well as hip impingement and multiple muscles, tendons and nerves.
Lateral Hip Pain
Other patients describe pain on the outer or lateral aspect of their hip and find it difficult to lie on it. Quite often this pain does not come from the joint but from other structures like gluteal muscles, bursa or tendons. Occasionally this pain can be referred from the lower back and our physiotherapists assess the different areas individually to evaluate the most likely offender.
Posterior Hip Pain
People often complain of pain in their buttock or the back of their hip. Quite often this is seen as a referral from the lower back (sciatic nerve involvement) but it can also come from more local structures in that area like the hip cartilage (Labrum), issues with the top of the hamstring (proximal hamstring tendinopathy) and stability issues in patients who are very mobile.
All of these hip problems can be diagnosed following assessment at ProMOTION Physiotherapy and an appropriate treatment/ rehabilitation programme can be undertaken.
Other Hip/Pelvic issues we encounter:
Dysplasia / Osteitis Pubis / Biomechanical Issues/ Bursitis
These are all less common issues than the above issues but no less troublesome for the patient involved. We have positive results in terms of investigating the mechanism and cause of any problems and managing these issues accordingly.
If you are in need of help or advice you can book an appointment.