My hips hurt

When your hips hurt, it’s a real nuisance because it’s hard to rest them

We have to keep on trying to walk, and change direction, and put our socks and shoes on. When your hips are sore, these things can be a real trial. Hips are especially complex because they have to be so mobile (as a ball-and-socket joint, they move in multiple different directions) but also so controlled (to avoid tearing the delicate cartilage inside the joint).

My job is to work out whether the problem is coming from your hip joint itself, or whether it’s trying to compensate for a problem somewhere else in your body (common issues that the hip tries to compensate for are stiff feet or a twisted ribcage).

Each hip problem has its own specific cause, and therefore the best way to treat each hip may be completely different.

When I treat you, we’ll start off by discussing when your hip hurts: is it all the time, or just when you try to walk or put your socks on, or when you lie on that side?. I then look at your posture and your movement patterns throughout your whole body, especially with regard to the activity or posture that hurts you most, in order to work out where your problem is originating from.

Once we work out what’s going on, we can put together a treatment plan. The plan will be completely individual to you: based on whether your hip is the cause of your problem or whether it’s compensating for a problem elsewhere in your body, on your own goals and priorities, your diary, and how much time you’re able to devote to your recovery.

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