Hip and Groin Pain
Hip and groin pain are common complaints that can be caused by a variety of physiological issues. Hip pain can sometimes be caused by issues in other areas of your body, such as your lower back.
Hip pain felt on the inside of the hip or groin is more often associated with problems within the hip joint itself. Hip pain on the outside of the hip, upper thigh or buttocks can be associated with issues with the soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. It should be noted that in the case of hip & groin pain that there are many structures in this area and it is common for more than one of these structures to be giving pain at the same time.
Here at Owen Feeney Athletic Therapy, we have had many successes treating patients suffering from various presentations of hip & groin pain. The first step of this process is to take a thorough history to determine the root cause and exact location of the pain. It is key also to determine the mechanism of injury for each patient and their own aggravating and easing factors. Following on from this, patients will go through a physical examination. This would typically include an assessment of movement, pain and tenderness of the joints in the surrounding area. If nerve root compression is indicated, a neurological assessment will be performed.
When the relevant information is gathered from patients, the second step on the journey can begin. This step will often include the prescription of movements and exercises, as well as hands-on therapy if necessary. These exercises and treatments are tailored to each individual based on their own requirements, there is no one shoe fits all approach to sorting out your hip & groin pain!