Hip pain is the general term for pain in or around the hip joint.
Hip pain is the general term for pain in or around the hip joint. People can experience hip pain in the groin, buttock or thigh depending on the problem. Older patients may suffer stiffness and pain in the groin without any injury or trauma, which may be a sign of hip osteoarthritis (wear and tear). In the younger sporting population, a hip injury may occur, and groin pain be felt which could indicate a muscle or joint injury.
Another possible cause of hip pain is trochanteric bursitis, or hip bursitis. This condition occurs when the bursa, which is a liquid-filled sac on the outside of the joint, becomes inflamed. Alternatively, the pain can be caused by the tendons or muscles in the region becoming sore due to overloading, and together pain in this region is referred to a greater trochanter pain syndrome (GTPS).
Here at Grosvenor Street Physiotherapy, we advise early assessment and diagnosis to help facilitate the right treatment to enable you to recover in the timeliest manner. Following a thorough examination, we provide appropriate hands-on treatment (as indicated), in addition to a bespoke education and exercise programme to begin your rehabilitation journey, aid recovery and promote self-management.