Hip pain

Hip pain is an extremely common condition and a common reason someone will visit their chiropractor.

If you are experiencing ongoing hip pain it is best to consult a chiropractor with a clinical interest and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hip pain.

At Incline Health we have a passion and ast experience in cring for joint and muscle problems, in particular the hip. We use evidence-based treatments to reduce hip pain and improve hip function. Our chiropractors use the latest and highest standards in national and international guidelines to ensure you get the absolute best.

Groin strain

A groin strain involves pulling or tearing the muscles of your groin and thigh and are usually related to activities such as sports and athletic events. Groin strains can occur from a one off injury or ongoing repetitive stress over a given period of time

Causes of a groin strain

The groin has five adductor muscles:

  • Pectineus
  • Adductor brevis
  • Adductor longus
  • Gracilis
  • Adductor magnus

There are various causes of injuring one or more of these muscles. The causes of groin strains often occur because of:

  • Sprinting
  • Changing direction suddenly and quickly
  • Problems in the lower
  • Rapid movement of the leg against resistance
  • Biomechanical factors
  • Over stretching
  • Not warming up properly before exercise
  • Having weak adductor muscles
  • Previous injury.
  • Symptoms of a groin strain

Sudden sharp pain in the belly or the muscle or further up where the tendon attaches to the pelvic bone is a common indicator that a groin strain has occurred. This pain can be felt when sprinting or changing direction. Groin strains range from grade 1, 2, and 3, depending on the extent of the injury.

  • Grade one: Minor tear that involves pain
  • Grade two: More severe pain with bruising and swelling
  • Grade three: An almost or complete rupture.
  • Treatment of a groin strain

Treatment for a groin strain involves:

Administering P.R.I.C.E (protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation) within the first 72 hours of the initial injury. A cold pack will reduce swelling and bleeding and speed up the healing process.

Wearing a groin support or strap to protect the muscle while it heals

Undergoing a full rehabilitation program at the guidance of a chiropractor that will involve strengthening exercises to restore the muscle and recover.

Receiving sports massage to release tension in the muscle and help blood flow. It is recommended that a sports massage in the initial stages of the injury be avoided as this may increase the bleeding making it worse and harder to recover

Hip bursitis

Hip bursitis is also called trochanteric bursitis. Hip bursitis is caused by inflammation in the bursae of the hip. This is typically caused by overuse and this implies that there is either abnormal forces going through the hips or too much normal forces going through the hip.

Causes of hip bursitis

There are two categories of why bursae may become inflamed. The first is mechanical factors and this may include trauma, prolonged pressure (through compressive exercises) and repetitive stress such as that in overuse injuries. The second reasons are classified as non-mechanical and this involves getting an infection in the bursae or systemic inflections such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout that infect the bursae.

Symptoms of hip bursitis

Bursitis the major symptoms are pain, swelling, restriction of hip movement and pain when lying on the side of hip bursitis. If there is an infectious or systemic cause they redness and heat by come from an infected bursae and the signs and symptoms elsewhere in the body of the primary disease.

Treatment of hip bursitis

Chiropractor offer treatments for mechanical causes of bursitis. If the bursitis is from an infection or underlying disease then your chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate doctor for medication such as antibiotics. For mechanical causes of hip bursitis your chiropractor at Incline Health will look at what the underlying cause of your bursitis is. If it is an exercise induced compressive pressure issue then an exercise review and training techniques may looked at, for a overuse injury activity modification and rest may be given. Identifying the cause, reducing pain and enhancing function will be the primary goals of your chiropractor , this is done through a variety of different treatments and such of the are individualized to a case by case.

Gluteus Medius Tendonitis

The gluteal complex is responsible for generating stability and power whilst we are upright, walking, jumping and running. Tendonitis of the gluteal tendon usually occurs due to repetitive stress and incorrect mechanics. At incline health we use a number techniques including ultrasound therapy and dry needling to combat the symptoms of gluteal tendonitis.

Osteitis pubis

Osteitis pubis is an overuse injury characterized by tissue damage and inflammation to the pelvis at the site where the two pubic bones join (pubic symphysis), resulting in groin pain. The pelvis is made up of two bones (hemipelvis).The condition is characterized by moderate to severe pain through the groin and abdominal area. Extremely common in developing young athletes, Osteitis pubis can be extremely delibatating. The therapist at Incline Health have developed an efficient treatment protocol to enhance the recovery of this condition. This protocol encompass working closes with some of sydneys leading sports physicans.

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