Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged.
- Gently stretching your body may reduce hip pain, especially if the cause is a strain
- Exercises to strengthen weakened muscles, change co-ordination and improve function
- Advice on improving your posture
- Exercises to ease or prevent stiffness
- Exercises to increase the range of joint movement.
- Putting adhesive tape on the skin to reduce the strain on the tissues, and to help increase your awareness of the position of your hips and back.
Dr . P. Senthil Selvam, PhD
Professor & HOD, School of Physiotherapy, VISTAS, Chennai.
Dr .D. Hepzibah Rubella, MPT (Ortho)
Research Scholar, School of Physiotherapy, VISTAS, Chennai.