Have you got Hip impingement?

The primary symptom of hip impingement-syndrome is pain.However, there is wide variation in the location, nature, radiation, severity and precipitating factors that characterise this pain. Most patients report pain in the groin or hip, but pain is also reported in the lateral hip, anterior thigh, buttock, knee, lower back, lateral and posterior thigh.

Pain in Hip impingement  syndrome is typically motion-related or position-related; this encompasses a wide range of patients, from those who experience symptoms during or after vigorous activity (eg, football) to those who have pain within range of motion (eg, dance, gymnastics), to those who get symptoms despite leading a sedentary lifestyle (seated for long periods).

The mechanical symptoms, such as clicking, catching, locking, giving way or stiffness are also reported by many patients with Hip impingement syndrome.

Hip impingement syndrome can be treated by conservative care, rehabilitation or surgery. Conservative care may involve education, watchful waiting, lifestyle and activity modification. Osteopathic led rehabilitation aims to improve hip stability, neuromuscular control, strength, range of motion and movement patterns. Surgery, either open or arthroscopic, aims to improve the hip morphology and repair damaged tissue. The good management of the variety of patients with Hip impingement  requires the availability of all of these approaches.

Speak to us at the clinic if you have hip impingement