Hip Pain: Causes, Remedies and Prevention

Pain in the hip can occur for a variety of reasons. These can be a certain event, like pulling up in a sporting match with a sore groin, or more long term issues, caused by things such as prolonged sitting. Hip pain can be gradual or sudden, sharp or dull. A sign of hip pain or hip issues can include:


  • Pain in and around the hips- front, back or even sides
  • Pins and needles or numbness in the hip, potentially radiating down the leg
  • Pain when sitting, or inability to find a “comfortable” spot when sitting
  • Pain at night when lying on side of the hip
  • Pain getting out of a car 
  • “clicking” or “catching” of the hip


All of these symptoms can be caused by many types of injuries in the hip. The most common ones include:

  • Sacro-iliac joint pain
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Groin related pain
  • Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome

…As well as others. All of these aches and pains, when presenting with these symptoms, are things that can be assessed and treated by our Physiotherapists or Chiropractors at Active Back Care – Castle Hill.  Our experienced practitioners are skilled in pain and injury assessment to determine exactly what is causing your pain. This is then followed by the latest treatment methods, scientifically supported by current research.  Some of these include:


  • Manual therapies such as joint manipulation, mobilization, stretches, muscle releases and massage – to ease muscle tension and joint stiffness, improving mobility and function to help  reduce pain
  • Dry needling- using a modified version of acupuncture to target trigger points in the muscle to get instant pain relief and release muscle tension.
  • ENAR therapy- using electrical stimulation to desensitise the nerves and break down any scar tissue to get long lasting relief
  • Cold Laser therapy- using intense light to reduce acute pain and inflammation and  stimulate muscle and ligament healing in the body
  • Shockwave Therapy – to break up adhesions and muscle tension
  • And a personalised exercise program to strengthen weak muscles and reset neurological pathways that can improve movement patterns and postural or mechanical issues causing your pain. 


Our Active Back Care Remedial Massage Therapists can also help provide added relief of hip pain by releasing muscle tension in the lower back, buttock and hip and thigh regions.  Massage can help  increase blood flow and boost tissue recovery.  As fully trained and accredited practitioners in their own right, our Massage therapists work closely together with our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists to help bring you fast and effective relief. 


If you have any symptoms described above, and want a thorough, patient centred approach to relieving your pain contact Active Back Care on (02) 9899 2813 to book your appointment today. 

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