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Hip Pain Physiotherapy

Hip pain can be caused by many factors such as

  • hip fractures
  • hip joint injuries
  • muscle strains or contusion
  • nerve irritation
  • arthritis including osteoarthritis

Any of the above conditions will cause pain and discomfort, but we're more concerned on ruling out and managing any underlying undiagnosed issues such as infections or cancerous cell growths that may cause pain - if in doubt, please immediately see your doctor.

If you had seen a doctor (if you want us to refer you to a doctor for your hip pain, you can refer to our "Doctors We Serve" page or contact us), and he or she had assessed your hip and found that your hip pain is caused by an orthopedic or musculoskeletal condition such as fracture, joint or muscle injury, then the doctor will determine how severe it is and what options you need medically.

In some cases, you may need a corrective surgery if it's severe (such as hip fractures), but most of the time, if it's a non-fracture musculoskeletal condition such as

  • hip joint injuries
  • muscle strains or contusion
  • nerve irritation
  • arthritis including osteoarthritis

It is highly likely that you will need active physiotherapy to

  • build and restore hip joint range of motion
  • build and restore hip strength
  • build and restore normal walking patterns

hip pain physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for hip pain management really depends on:

  • what structures are damaged/injured
  • how severe the damages are

An example is if the patient has hip fracture that is for conservative/non-surgical intervention - if it's stable, then we can do gentle and safe active mobilization including getting up and about, moving within homes, etc. If it's purely bed-bound, then moreso mobilization of non-injured joints and chest and lung physiotherapy.

If it's hip muscles strain or contusion, it'd depend on the severity of the contusion. There are three grades of muscle strains,

  • Grade 1: less than 5% muscle fiber tear
  • Grade 2: significantly more than Grade 1 but less than 75%
  • Grade 3: 75% to full rupture

If it's a Grade 1 hip muscle strain, hip pain physiotherapy will be focused on firstly on pain relief and swelling management, then range of motion of hip joints and smoothness of movement, then strength and then stamina. If it's full rupture Grade 3, we would recommend for surgical intervention then when the wound and muscles are stable and stronger as advised by surgeon, our senior physiotherapists will get involved with more active physiotherapy.

Nerve irritation that causes hip pain can be due to medical conditions such as slipped/herniated disc causing sciatica and sciatic-nerve related pains. If this is the condition, then we recommend for patients to be seen by our senior spinal physiotherapists who are specialists in back and neck conditions.

Patients may also be prescribed computerized spinal decompression traction to relieve the pressure at the slipped disc and that will provide pain and spasm relief. The senior spine physios may also mobilize the joint to ensure that blood flow and circulation is good at the hip joint and nerves. Patient may also benefit from core strengthening and clinical Pilates to protect the neck and back.

Osteoarthritis of the hip joint causing pain will be managed by combination of

  • heat therapy
  • gentle range of motion active and passive physio
  • mobilization of soft tissues
  • strengthening of hip, back and thigh muscles to support

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At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

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