Hip pain can be very unpleasant wearing you down and having an affect on your daily activities. There are many different causes of Hip pain, and in some cases pain can come from the sacroiliac joint or lower back. With our team of Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, we have a huge amount of experience in treating hip pain.
Before any treatment commences a thorough subjective and objective examination is taken in order to have the correct working diagnosis.
About the Hip
The hip joints are one of the largest joints in the body providing us the ability to walk, run, and jump. They are constantly under stress and stain from the weight of our body and from the forces of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. Except for the shoulder the hip joint is the most flexible joints in the body with a huge range of motion.
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket synovial joint formed between the the head of the femur and the acetabulum which resides in part of the pelvis bones.
The stability of the joint is maintained by cartilage and labrum (a flexible gelatinous structure) within the joint and the surrounding capsule, ligaments and muscles.