Pelvic and Hip Problems
Your hip is one of your body’s largest weight-bearing joints, as well as one of its most flexible. It’s your hip that allows you to have a wide range of motion – moving forward and backward, side to side and twisting – all while supporting the weight of your body.Your hip consists of two main parts – a ball at the top of your thigh bone (femur) that fits into a rounded socket (acetabulum) in your pelvis. Ligaments connect the ball to the socket to provide stability to the joint. A thin membrane covers the surface of the hip joint and makes a fluid that lubricates your hip to practically eliminate friction.Normally, all of these parts work together, allowing you to move easily and without pain. But hip problems are common.
Your hips are very stable. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include:
Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.
A detailed assessment can help to identify the cause of your hip / pelvis pain and enable us to plan a treatment, stretching and strengthening plan. This will assist in creating strength, agility and mobility whilst speeding up recovery times.
Assessment and Treatment can be carried out either at our clinic in Rotherham or in your own home. Our Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Technicians are trained in specialised hands on treatment techniques and approaches, specific to the treatment of Neurological and Musculoskeletal conditions.