Osteopathy for Hip and Groin Pain
Minor and short term pain
Muscle pain often occurs in people who perform repeated sideways movements such as soccer players, dancers and AFL players. Many minor, short term conditions can be painful but usually heal within a few days. For muscular pain, your osteopath will look at the other muscles around your hip and groin to understand the cause of your discomfort.
They may also give you stretches or strengthening exercises for the muscles around your hip and bottom,for example your glutes, and for your upper leg muscles such as the hamstrings and quads.
Long term pain
Longer-term pain may be caused by conditions such as arthritis or bursitis. If pain is caused by arthritis your osteopath may also suggest you see a GP for any additional medications or treatment. This might include things such as images, anti-inflammatories or a referral to a rheumatologist.
Your osteopath at Enhance Osteopathy will work with you to improve your posture, discuss the way you move or why you may be experiencing hip problems. They will look at your hip in relationship to your whole lower limb. This includes looking at how you walk and assessing the knee and the ankle as well.