hip pain

Understanding, Managing, and Relieving Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that can significantly impact daily activities and quality of life. The hip joint is crucial for mobility, stability, and weight-bearing activities, making it susceptible to various conditions and injuries. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for hip pain is essential for effective management and relief.

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Degenerative Conditions

Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis are among the leading causes of hip pain, particularly in older adults. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the hip joint wears down over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.

Traumatic Injuries

Overuse and repetitive strain injuries can contribute to hip pain, especially in athletes and individuals engaged in activities that involve repetitive motions or high-impact movements. Conditions such as bursitis and tendinitis can develop due to overuse, causing inflammation and discomfort around the hip joint.

Structural Abnormalities

Traumatic injuries, such as hip fractures, dislocations, or sports-related injuries, can lead to significant hip pain and dysfunction.

Structural abnormalities, including congenital hip dysplasia or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), can predispose individuals to hip pain by affecting the alignment and function of the hip joint.

Labral tears, which involve damage to the cartilage ring (labrum) surrounding the hip socket, are also common among athletes and individuals with hip impingement.

Navigating Treatment Options for Hip Pain, Comprehensive Strategies for Relief. Common treatment options include:

  • Rest and Activity Modification: Resting the affected hip and avoiding activities that exacerbate pain can help alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Modifying daily activities to reduce strain on the hip joint may also be beneficial.
  • Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with hip pain. Acetaminophen may be recommended for pain relief in individuals who cannot tolerate NSAIDs.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of hip pain by improving strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the hip joint. Therapeutic exercises, stretches, and manual techniques can help alleviate pain, restore function, and prevent future injuries.
  • Surgical Interventions: In cases where conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief or when hip pain is due to structural issues such as hip impingement or severe arthritis, surgical intervention may be necessary.
  • Alternative Therapies: Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and mind-body techniques like yoga or tai chi may offer additional relief from hip pain and improve overall well-being.
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Seeking Professional Help

Guiding Your Journey to Hip Pain Relief

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: A healthcare provider will conduct a thorough assessment of your hip pain, which may include a detailed medical history review, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans.
  • Individualized Treatment Plan: Based on the findings from the evaluation, your healthcare provider will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition, symptoms, and lifestyle.
  • Monitoring and Adjustment: Throughout your treatment journey, healthcare professionals will closely monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Collaborative Care Approach: In complex cases or when multiple healthcare disciplines are involved, a collaborative care approach may be employed to ensure comprehensive and coordinated treatment.

Body Care

Our modern world does not cater for full expressive motion of our bodies. For this, our natural circulation can become sluggish and static, which creates inflammation, acidic build up and pain – this might translate as tightness, knots, headaches, neck and lower back pains or deep aches. Just like you service your car, your body needs regular maintenance too. Let our Motus Massage Therapists take care of tomorrow’s you.



Motus Chiropractic and Massage clinic is located in Sydney’s Inner West, in Mortlake near Concord. We are conveniently near Cabarita, Rhodes, Canada Bay, Burwood, Strathfield, Five Dock and North Strathfield


12A McDonald St,Mortlake
NSW 2137, Australia

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