Hip Pain

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Causes and treatment for the Pain in your Hip.

The lower back and hip are made up of some complex structures and components, and is closely linked to your lower back and pelvis, so naturally there are many possible causes of hip pain.

Depending on where the pain is located, we can get an indication as to what may be causing it. If your pain is on the inside of your hip or groin, then the cause may be from the hip joint itself, while pain on the outside area of the hip, buttocks and upper thigh may to due to the muscles, and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

It is also worth noting that your pain may be coming from the hip itself OR it may be coming from your lower back and pelvis and even your knees.mApproximately half of the hip-pain the cases I see would have a lower back component, and we also have to treat this area to help provide long term hip pain relief.

The good news is that I don’’t look to pain killers and anti-inflammatories when I think of relieving hip pain. In most cases, it can be treated effectively with physiotherapy and home exercises programs.

This section of the site is dedicated to the Hip area, providing a range of articles on the subject. I hope that the information will provide useful information in Hip Pain Relief.

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Arthritis Hip Pain »

Arthritis and Hip Pain

Arthritis is the most common cause of hip pain that I see on a daily basis. Once a diagnosis has been made at an early stage most clients do very well. Usually a full resolution of pain and stiffness can…

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Cause of Chronic Hip Pain »

Chonic Hip Pain

Chronic hip pain is a pain in your hip that has lasted longer than six weeks. I find that this definition is the most useful starting point - as six weeks is generally the transition point between an acute and…

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Hip and Leg Pain »

Hip and leg pain are also seen quite frequently in my clients. There can be a number of causes to this and they may not be directly associated with the hip or legs at all!

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Hip and Lower Back Pain »

Lower Back and Hip Pain

Hip and lower back pain are a common combination of pain associated with disorders I see on a daily basis. The lower back is complex and can refer pain to the hip joint and leg.

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Hip Bursitis »

Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis involves a bursa in the hip region. The most common location for hip bursitis is over the outside of your upper thigh. It is also one of the most painful bursitis presentations that I see in my physiotherapy…

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Hip Exercises »

Hip Exercises

Hip exercises and stretches are essential when for injury recovery and prevention.

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Hip Flexor Injury »

Hip Flexor Injury

The most common type of hip flexor injury that I see happens as a result of them being too tight. When your hip flexors become too tight they can pull your pelvis forward into an anteriorly tilted position. This, in…

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Hip Pain at Night »

Hip pain at night

When suffering from hip pain at night - first determine the cause of your hip pain. Then, eliminate the cause and there is around an 80% chance that you will then be ok.

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Hip Pain Causes »

Causes of Hip Pain

Let’s have a have a look at different aspects of hip pain causes and treatments:

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Hip Surgery Recovery »

Hip Surgery Recovery

Effective Recovery from Hip Surgery requires a number of factors such as the type of surgery undertaken; The condition of your hip before surgery; Physical exercises carried both before and after surgery; Your age and general health and your attitude…

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Hip Tendonitis »

Hip Tendonitis

When tendons in your hip are working well they glide perfectly as their related muscle contracts. When a tendon is inflamed the action of their contracting muscle pulling on them irritates them further and more inflammation and pain results.

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Lateral Hip Pain »

Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral hip pain can be very confusing for people as it can be associated with hip movement, leg movement or back movement. It has, in my experience, one of three main sources.

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Piriformis Syndrome Treatment »

Piriformis Syndrome irritates the sciatic nerve

Sometimes buttock or hip pain can be the result of Piriformis Syndrome. Let’s first take a closer what this painful condition is, why a correct diagnosis is important, and how it is normally treated.

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