Osteopathy for Hip and Thigh Pain in Surrey
Hip pain can have a lot of different causes, which can vary across age and gender. Often aches in the pelvic region may mobilise further to affect your thighs. Combined, these two issues can incapacitate you, creating difficulty in doing even the simplest things such as walking or running.
However, for some conditions, Osteopathy can pave the way to rehabilitation for you. To understand how Osteopathy can help you, we need first to discuss the causes of hip and thigh pain in detail.
What causes hip pain?
The hip joint plays a significant role in posture, mobility and stability of the body. Regardless of age, hip pain can be debilitating since any movement restriction can adversely impact daily life.
Usually, structural problems cause hip and thigh pains. However, no matter where your pain is located, an Osteopath can help you diagnose the issue or refer you for further testing.
Some of the common conditions that may lead to hip and thigh pain are as follows:
Wear and tear of the hip results in cartilage damage and weakening of joints. It results in severe ache in the pelvic region and down towards the knee. Arthritis cannot be cured; however, Osteopathy can help ease the symptoms of the condition.
This is a condition caused by the inflammation of the bursa (fluid-filled bag near joints), which protects tendons, muscles and ligaments. It is caused due to overuse of or the imbalance of muscles around the hip and can result in immense hip and thigh pain.
This happens when the muscles that attach near the top of the inside of the thigh become too strained and irritated. Often, activities such as running, swimming, football, skiing and skating can create such issues.
This is when patients report a clicking noise whenever they rotate or straighten their hip. Snapping hip is caused by an imbalance in the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the hip. It might not be an issue, but it can lead to hip bursitis in the long run.
When one or more muscles at the back of the thigh get stretched too far and start to tear, we call it a hamstring strain. This usually affects the thighs and can create a lot of pain and subsequent difficulty in movement.
Hernia, pinched hip capsule, referred pain, sports injuries and many more conditions can cause pain in the hip and thigh regions.
How can osteopathy help with hip & thigh pain?
Without professional knowledge, we would hardly know the structural causes of hip and thigh pain. Thus, trained osteopaths would first assess and examine you in detail to diagnose your condition before moving on to the treatments procedures.
During the assessment, osteopaths would be interested in the history of the issue, active and passive range of motion, and perform some tests to determine the extent of the condition.
The diagnosis not only includes what exactly the structural issues with your hip and thighs might be but also lets the osteopaths know what they can do for you. This is crucial because sometimes the issue might be a minor one, and unnecessarily complicated treatments can often prove counterintuitive.
There are several conditions, such as arthritis/hip degeneration, that can not be cured. However, with proper treatment, we can often reduce the symptoms, and the pain can be brought under control so that you can go by your daily work with ease. The correct treatment can also delay any surgical interventions and help you recover sooner if and when you have surgery.
Osteopathy believes in a holistic treatment, which considers you as an individual and takes care of the symptoms as well as the root causes. Manual therapies are a critical part of osteopathic treatment and may include
- Soft tissue manipulation.
- joint articulation to maintain and increase joint mobility
- Mobility exercises.
- Ergonomic and lifestyle advice
At Arc osteopathy, your first appointment will be to establish the cause of your pain and stiffness through a consultation and examination. We then provide a treatment and rehab program for you.
Below you’ll find an example of a Hip assessment. Our patients are given access to our patient video library with specific exercises videos to aid their recovery.
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