The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body due to the vital role it plays in locomotion. It is the second largest weight-bearing joint in the body, after the knee joint.
Functionally, the hip joint has a very large range of motion. Hip pain can manifest itself in various ways, locally or more diffusely. The mode of installation, the intensity, the triggering factors, the functional repercussions or the accompanying signs will be operating criteria in order to properly manage your hip pain.
Generally there is a multifactorial aspect with intrinsic and extrinsic components. According to the scientific literature, here are the main factors:
- Repetitive activity
- Mechanical overload
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Leg length inequality
- Training Mistakes: High Intensity, High Mileage
The initial approach to treating periarticular hip pain includes a range of conservative interventions.
Here is a non-exhaustive list: manual therapy, local injection of corticosteroids, injection of Platelet Rich Plasma, shock wave therapy, activity modification, pain relief, anti-inflammatory drugs. inflammation and weight reduction.
Most cases resolve with conservative measures, with success rates over 90%.
Osteopathy can have a significant result in the treatment and management of hip pain.
Musculoskeletal restrictions of the joints of the lower extremity, the hip itself and the lumbar spine can lead to increased friction at the hip.
Manual myofascial techniques are therefore indicated if a restriction is found. Where joint restrictions exist at the lumbar spine, hip, knee, and/or ankle, joint mobilization can be performed to improve mobility, thereby correcting hip biomechanics and reducing friction at the hip joint. hip.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical healthcare professional.