Patients being treated at Back to Health in Mold

Hip / Groin / Thigh

Hip pain treatment at Back to Health

Are you suffering from any of the following symptoms which are often linked to neck pain?

Hip, groin and thigh pain can be difficult to diagnose; it is essential that you get a thorough assessment by an experienced and qualified clinician to ensure the correct treatment plan.

The pelvis transmits the weight of the torso, arms, head, neck and spine down through the hips into the legs. Consequently, it carries a lot of weight and is prone to stress, as well as, daily wear and tear. It comprises the pubic bone at the front, the hip joints in the groin and the sacro-iliac joints (between the tailbone and pelvis) at the base of the spine.

The pubic bone is not in fact a bone, rather a joint between the left and right side of the pelvic bone where they meet at the front.

The hip joint is very deep and has strong ligaments tightly wound around it, keeping the hip extremely stable. It is less mobile than the shoulder so is less prone to strain or dislocation. However, the hip joint is one of the most common joints to suffer from osteoarthritis. As a heavy weight bearing area, the joint is commonly affected by arthritic changes. Pain from the hip joint is felt predominantly at the groin, though it can radiate down the front of the thigh and to the knee. Pain at the buttock or side of the hip is rarely from the hip joint, more commonly due to a bursitis, tendon or muscular problems. Pain in the hip can also cause weakness leading to limping and perpetuating the problem. It’s therefore important to have a thorough assessment both to ensure correct treatment and address any problems that may have occurred secondarily to the pain and cause it to recur if not addressed.

Conditions most commonly & successfully treated

Groin pain treatment at Back to Health

Whether the onset of the pain is traumatic or non-traumatic is critical for a correct diagnosis

Traumatic onset, because of a fall, trip or during exercise is most likely a muscle strain or ligament sprain. The location of symptoms is usually sufficient to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment consists of encouraging a strong repair and avoiding relapses. Injured tissue takes up to three months to heal properly but the pain phase is usually short-lived. As a result, people often try to do too much before full repair has occurred, since they are soon out of pain. It is not uncommon to re-injure the same tissue again, causing more damage and prolonging the recovery.

Hip pain can be caused by muscle strain around the hip, injury to the hip joint, or may be referred pain from the spine. More chronic and severe hip pain may be due to wear & tear of the joint cartilage (osteoarthritis) or by progressive inflammation and stiffening of the joint (rheumatoid arthritis). Hip problems are also commonly associated with mechanical dysfunction of the spine, pelvis or feet.


Testimonials

My hip has a smoother, more fluent movement and my trapped nerve in the leg seems to have been fixed. I have been in a lot less pain since starting the treatment with Peter
Mold patient 930

I have every confidence in Peter as he trained at the AECC in Bournemouth which I attended for treatment years ago! I am really hoping he can get me moving again…
Mold patient 486

I have to admit that I was a little sceptical about chiropractors but Peter was brilliant. It is wonderful to walk without limping again and to sleep without waking in pain
Wrexham chiropractic patient

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Did you know?

Our patient surveys demonstrate that 95% of our chiropractic patients show an improvement in their symptoms over a period of 4 weeks. Patients who receive chiropractic care from us show a 70% improvement in symptoms within 4 weeks of starting treatment

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