Hip, Groin and Thigh Pain

Canberra Physiotherapy Centre

Hip pain is common particularly in adults and often causes functional disability.  It can affect 30-40% of adults who play sports or regularly attend the gym, and affect around 15% of all those over the age of 60.

In the younger population hip labral injuries and synovitis are more common, whereas trochanic pain syndromes and osteoarthritis become more common with aging. 

The hip, groin and thigh is a common region that is affected by referred pain from the sacroiliac joints, pelvis and lower back.  It is important that a thorough assessment is performed to identify the pain driver so that correct treatment choice can be made.

Common hip problems include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Greater trochantic bursitis or pain syndrome
  • Gluteal or hamstring tendinopathy
  • Femoral acetabular impingement
  • Labral impingement or injury
  • Referred pain from the lower back

Our physiotherapists systematically test the structures of the hip and around the hip region to ensure they find the driver of your pain.  Once your problem has been identified appropriate treatment directed towards the source. 

Treatment may involve combination of mobilisation of your joints, soft tissue massage, exercise prescription and use of other modalities that may help relieve your pain quickly.

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