OSTEOPATH FOR HIP PAIN MELBOURNE CBD
Hip pain is one of the most common lower limb complaints and can affect people of all ages, ranging from children and teenagers through to the older individual. Hip pain can present as both an acute condition, but also a chronic complaint that can result in pain in the front of the hip or groin, the outside lateral hip or posteriorly around the back region.
Individuals who are experiencing hip pain will benefit from seeking osteopathic treatment for hip pain from a Principle Four osteopath in Melbourne CBD. Clients with hip pain will be assessed and provided a diagnosis for their hip pain and will be provided treatment and management advice to provide pain relief and to assist in restoring movement and function.
- The most common musculoskeletal complaints resulting in hip pain include muscular and tendon strains and tendinitis, hip joint inflammation (synovitis), labral tears and bursitis.
- Osteoarthritis of the hip, aka wear and tear is a common condition affecting largely individuals 50+. Some, not all individuals with osteoarthritis will experience pain and discomfort as a result of osteoarthritis of their hip. Many individuals with osteoarthritis of the hip will see benefits in undertaking regular exercise to reduce pain and improve strength and function. Some individuals with severe osteoarthritis will require a hip replacement.
- Greater trochanter pain syndrome (bursitis and gluteal tendinitis) is a condition that affects females > males in those aged 40+ years.
- Hip impingement is a common condition affecting males and females that are 20-40 years of age. Impingement will be diagnosed based on ones case history, assessment and imaging. Being diagnosed with hip impingement does not mean the individual will experience hip pain or will require surgery.
The True Cost Of Hip Pain
Hip pain affects individuals of all ages, ranging from children and teenagers through to the older client. The most common hip complaints in those 20-40 years age include hip impingement, labral tears, muscle and tendon strains and tendinitis and bursitis. The most common hip complaints in those aged 50+ include muscle and tendon strains and tendinitis and osteoarthritis.
Hip pain in all age groups can be painful, limit ones movement and ability to perform activities of daily living, work and sporting activities. Every-body is different and people experience hip pain in different ways. Some people feel a sharp pain, while others report aches or spasms. You may feel stiff, or find it hard to move in certain directions. The pain can last for a few days, it can come and go, or it can be there all the time.
CAUSES OF HIP PAIN
The main causes of hip pain:
- Osteoarthritis: typically in the older person (50+)
- Development dysplasia: usually in children, dysplasia of the hip, perthes disease, slipped capped femoral epiphysis.
- Trochanteric or ischial bursitis
- Gluteal, iliopsoas, adductor tendinitis
- Hip impingement, labral tears and muscle strains
- Referred pain: hip pain can easily be mistaken for pain originating from spine.
Hip pain without any particular cause, following trauma or is progressing should be reviewed by a health professional to assess and provide a diagnosis.
2. WHAT TO DO
It’s important to accurately diagnose the cause of your hip pain, identify any contributing factors, relieve muscle tension, maintain healthy structural alignment, restore functional movement and strengthen supporting muscles, even after the pain has subsided.
3. GOOD NEWS
The vast majority of hip pain presentations are musculoskeletal in origin i.e. muscle and tendon strains and sprains and bursitis. Hip impingement and labral related complaints typically affect 20-40 year olds and osteoarthritis in those aged 50+.
4. NEXT STEP
Book an osteopathy consultation with one of our industry leading osteos.
INITIAL CONSULTATION60 MINUTES
- For clients who have not visited Principle Four Osteopathy before or who have not been to the clinic for an osteopathy consultation for some time (>2 years years since your last osteopathy consult).
STANDARD CONSULTATION30 - 40 MINUTES
- For clients with one regional complaint and/or simple musculoskeletal complaint.
- Our standard osteopathy consult will provide adequate time to address your musculoskeletal complaint.
LONG CONSULTATION60 MINUTES
- For clients with one or more regional musculoskeletal complaints and/or complex musculoskeletal complaint.
- Also for those clients who feel they need a bit more time than the standard osteopathy consultation.
Note: Private health claiming is available onsite for all osteopathy consults. Please consult your private health fund provider to determine your osteopathy rebate for our initial and subsequent osteopathy consultations..
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
- Step 1: Booking your consult – Once you have booked a consult with one of our osteopaths, you will be sent a confirmation email and a pre consult questionnaire. We want to find out why you have booked to see us and what you would like to get out of your consultation
- Step 2: Assess, Diagnose ad provide symptom relief – Your initial osteopathic consultation will take about 60 minutes in duration and during this consultation we will listen and talk to you about your complaint and what your goals are. We will then take you through a comprehensive assessment and then discuss with you our findings and recommended treatment and management plan. Treatment and management may include manual therapy to provide symptom relief and then a discussion around pain management and symptoms modification strategies. If you require a referral elsewhere, we will discuss this with you and facilitate this.
- Step 3: Improve capacity and performance – Once your symptoms are under control, our goal will be to assist you with building your functional capacity, ability to perform everyday activities without pain and performance. Our osteopaths will work with you to provide you with strategies to do so. This may include exercise and work related assessments and training.
Can Osteopath Help With Hip Pain
Many people call us and ask, “does osteopathy help hip pain?” And the answer is yes. Our osteopaths may be able to help you with a combination of manual therapy and exercise advice. For those who are experiencing acute hip pain, we will help with pain management and look to restore your normal pain free movements through a variety of manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. For those who are experiencing chronic hip pain that may be associated with bursitis, tendinitis, hip joint inflammation and osteoarthritis, we will assess and provide treatment to provide pain relief and prescribe an appropriate management plan that may involve referral to a doctor for pain medication and imaging or prescription of an exercise rehab plan to improve movement, strength and function.
Symptoms Of Hip Pain
The most common symptoms associated with hip pain include:
- Pain in the hip joint (usually the anterior hip – groin, lateral hip or posterior hip)
- Referred pain to the thigh and knee
- Reduced range of motion
- Stiffness in the hip
- Pain when trying to weight bear
Osteopath Treatment For Hip Pain
Our osteopaths provide hands on manual therapy, rehab exercises and stretches for hip pain to encourage pain free movement, so that you can get back to doing what you love doing without any discomfort or concern. We give advice on how to reduce aggravation of your complaint and use various hands-on treatments to relieve your hip pain.
Osteopaths seek to assist in restoring your body’s natural function and structure by using a variety of hands-on treatments, as well as exercises, stretches and things you can use at home.
Chronic Hip Pain Treatment
If your hip pain is severe, our Osteopaths at Principle Four will use very gentle techniques, including shoulder pain osteopathy massage. These help reduce pain, improve movement, and calm your nervous system. As your mobility increases and the pain lessens, we use different techniques.
Book An Osteopathy Treatment For Hip Pain
If you are suffering from hip pain book a treatment with one of our osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy on Collins St Melbourne CBD.
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