Hip and groin pain are common reasons for patients to attend a sports medicine clinic. Pain in this region may be acute, such as a sudden onset after a sporting incident, or may be chronic with the apparently insidious onset of symptoms over many months or even years. Although there may be a variety of reasons for such presentations, a thorough examination by an experienced clinician will usually unearth the cause of the issue.
We are often first line clinicians diagnosing conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement, labral tears, ischiofemoral impingement, instability, dysplasia, osteoarthritis, gluteal tendinopathy.
We also work closely with leading sports physicians and orthopaedic surgeons providing post diagnostic care or postoperative care following, but not limited to, hip arthroscopy, labral repair, femoral osteotomy, total hip replacement and hip resurfacing surgery. Pain and dysfunction can usually be addressed with a combination of activity modification, appropriate, progressive strengthening, functional retraining of movement patterns, and finally graduated return to sport or activity of choice.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT:
- Osteoarthritis of the hip (hip joint)
- Fractured pelvis
- Groin pain
- Muscular injuries
- Lateral hip pain
- Labral tears
- Tendon issues eg gluteal tendonopathy
- Ileopsoas contracture or tear