Hip and Groin pain is a common and complex condition, often caused by abnormal muscle forces acting on the hip joint which sits at the front of the pelvis.
There are several muscles that attach near this joint that can contribute to pain and dysfunction. Groin pain can be classified by which muscles are affected.
Although there are many different mechanisms to groin injuries developing, they commonly arise in sports, occupations or activities that involve a lot of change of direction, jumping, twisting and lunging. Hip related groin pain can also be a result of long-standing biomechanics or movement faults such as osteoarthritis.
The appropriate management of groin pain will heavily depend on a physical examination which allows your physiotherapist to identify the structures contributing to your pain. As the groin is part of the connection point between the trunk and the lower limbs, rehabilitation often involves a combination of techniques.
Commonly used physiotherapy treatments include helping you to manage your training load while still being active, advice and education on posture and technique, strengthening of the abdominal and hip muscles, and improving range of motion of the hips by stretching and mobilisation.
Physiotherapy has been shown to be successful in treating groin pain, and most people with the condition make a full recovery when managed well over time.
Our physiotherapists are experts in identifying all the contributing factors that can lead to groin pain and providing accurate analysis of your movement, strength and mobility. To address these factors will increase the likelihood of long-term pain, or recurrence once normal activity is resumed.
If you are experiencing hip and groin pain currently, then speak to your physiotherapist at Bay Active Physio today and get on the road to recovery.
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