Hip Pain Treatment

There are a number or reasons for hip pain, many of which can be helped by visiting your local Osteopath.

Pain can come from a tight, strained or overused muscle in the hip or from the joint itself. Pain in the hip can sometimes be the result of an injury, it can be referred from the back or related to the way you move, stand and/or use your hip. Pain from osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the hip joint is also common. Unfortunately, Osteopaths can’t cure the arthritis and severity of the wear and tear can differ from patient to patient but treatment and advice from an osteopath will often help ease the symptoms.

How does the Osteopath help?

Osteopaths look at the patient as a whole and assess the way the hip moves. They help by stretching the muscles and gently massaging the hip muscles and also stretch the hip joint to reduce tension and improve the mobility of the joint. They may utilise dry needling to offer pain relief. They also work on the secondary problems such as back pain.

X-rays, scans and other tests are sometimes required to make a diagnosis and your osteopath may refer to your GP or a specialist for any additional investigations or treatment.