Hip pain explained
Hip pain is a general term to explain pain felt around the hip joint. Hip pain is common and can have a variety of different causes. The exact area of your hip pain can often explain the cause of the pain as well. Both children and adults can experience hip pain.
The hip explained
The hip joint is designed to withstand large forces, wear and tear and repeated motion. The ball and socket joint in the hip, which is also the largest in the human body, fits together to allow fluid movement. When the hip is in use (for example, during physical activity and sport) the cartilage helps prevent friction as the hip moves around in the socket.
While the hip is strong, the muscles and tendons in the hip can become worn down with age, damage and overuse. This results in a lot of causes and conditions that can lead to hip pain.
How we treat hip pain at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C)
When treating your hip pain, our chiropractors and physiotherapists use evidence-based treatments. With this approach and a tailored treatment plan based on the level and location of your hip pain, we aim to get you back to your daily routine as quickly and safely as possible.
What causes hip pain?
- Trauma or injuries
- Inflamed tendons
- An infection
- Strained muscle
- Pinched nerves in back
What are hip pain symptoms?
Symptoms of hip pain often include discomfort in your:
- In the inside and/or outside of the hip joint.
Other symptoms include:
- Reduced range of motion
- Muscle stiffness
To learn more about hip pain, visit our conditions page.