Can hip pain be managed?
We have looked in the past on our topical blog pages at possible stretches and ‘exercises of the month’ that can be used to help a muscular or skeletal ailment.
Hip pain is a common complaint that we receive as chartered physiotherapists, but can it be managed? Those individuals who suffer from this often-persistent pain will need no explanation as to its restrictive effects.
Ongoing personal experience
One patient gave the following explanation of her ongoing personal experience:
I have suffered from hip pain for around six years, with nerve pain radiating from my back into the hip and down the leg. Alongside this there are other issues affecting my hip joints. On ‘bad days’, the pain limits my ability to exercise and even to sleep. However, treatment through Life Made Simple Physiotherapy has made a huge difference – physio, acupuncture and recommended stretches have really helped to relieve the pain, allowing me to sleep better and exercise more.
Mrs F, Woking
A real testament to the debilitating effects of hip pain and to what can be achieved through targeted individual treatment.
Can self-management & careful exercise work?
In some cases, the answer is yes. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has looked at this very issue, along with other agencies, and a link to their notes and findings can be found here: https://www.csp.org.uk/conditions/managing-pain-home/managing-your-hip-pain
These helpful notes detail how self-management can help over a period of six to eight weeks, although some may suffer for longer, and of course professional treatment may be required if symptoms do not improve.
How can physiotherapy help?
We believe that focused physiotherapy can be of real benefit in managing hip pain through a range of methods including manual therapy, acupuncture where appropriate, and therapeutic exercise. We work with our clients to develop a programme of treatment tailored to the individual, taking into account both the specific muscular or skeletal issues in question and the client’s wider lifestyle, physical ability, aims and goals. We can discuss the options with you for your individual care, which may be achieved over a series of therapy sessions
We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs, tailored to your personal circumstances, through 2021 and beyond. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Physio@Lifemadesimple.co.uk. Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.