There are many causes for hip and groin pain. The below list is not exhaustive and a consultation with a physiotherapist will help determine the cause of discomfort alongside the best course of treatment and therapy.
A tear in one of your stomach muscles can cause pain in the lower stomach area. Gilmores’ Groin often requires surgical treatment, but it can respond well to physiotherapy.
Pain found on the inside of your thigh due to a tear in the adductor muscles or tendons. Often a result of a sporting injury, also known as adductor strain. Your sports and injury clinic can diagnose the reason for your groin pain and a sports physio will work with you to improve and reduce the pain you are in.
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
Usually, ITB is the result of overuse through activities such as running. Connective tissue that runs from the outside hip to the outer knee becomes aggravated. This syndrome can result in hip and groin pain or tenderness . ITB responds well to hands-on physiotherapy and specific exercises.
OA occurs when the protective cartilage at the end of the bone starts to break down and causes hip and groin pain, stiffness and swelling of the joint and leads to difficulty moving. It can affect most of your joints, most commonly knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders, and fingers. Physiotherapy can benefit combined with OA, using treatments such as mobilisation, exercises, acupuncture etc.
Piriformis is a deep muscle in your buttock which runs very close to your sciatic nerve and has an essential role in stabilising your lower back and pelvis. Due to this, it can cause localised buttock pain or sciatic symptoms. Piriformis syndrome responds very well to massage, stretches and acupuncture.
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The Sacroiliac is a huge joint that connects your spine to your pelvis. It is a common cause of hip and groin pain and sciatic type symptoms. Sacroiliac Dysfunction must be treated well as it generally does not get better by itself.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back to your feet is compressed or irritated. Symptoms are often pain, numbness or pins and needles down the back of your leg due to the sciatic nerve being aggravated by such things as a disc bulge, a joint or muscle pinching the nerve. Physiotherapy treatment can be very beneficial in all cases.
Bursa is fluid-filled sacks that reduce the amount of friction between two structures and can be found in various joints in the body. If the bursa gets inflamed, then it is called bursitis. Trochanteric bursitis usually presents with pain outside your hip when climbing stairs, getting out of a car, or running. It’s very important to treat tight muscles and assess and treat biomechanical alignment.
Wear And Tear
Wear and tear occurs when the protective cartilage at the end of the bone starts to break down and causes pain, stiffness and swelling of the joint and leads to difficulty moving. It can affect most of your joints, most commonly knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders, and fingers. Physiotherapy can benefit your symptoms of wear and tear, using treatments such as mobilisation, exercises, and acupuncture.