Hip injuries are damage to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, labrum, femur and pelvis bones or the connecting joint surfaces. Here’s a few hip conditions our practitioners are great at treating. There are different types of structures around your hip, each one with it’s own set of signs and symptoms. The first step is understanding what we’re really dealing with, then we must establish how severe it is. Most of the hip conditions and injuries we treat have more than one problem at the same time, the question is which one takes priority. Hip muscle pain is more dull ache that’s worse with movement, whereas when nerves gets involved your pain spreads down your leg as it gets worse. A fracture is more critical to attend to than the muscle tears that accompanies it. Or labrum tears are more concerning than a pinched nerve.
Understanding the scope of the problem determines the recovery and healing time, the faster you know what you’re dealing with, the faster you’ll be able to control the pain. When it comes to “wait and see”-method, take note that some hip conditions take just as long to resolve as you’ve had the pain in the first place. Rather get a accurate diagnosis sooner rather than later.
Here’s our catalogue of articles describing how our practitioners approach hip injuries. From femur fractures to thigh muscle tears. Keep in mind that most hip conditions involves a combination of damage to different structures at the same time. For example, a femur fracture always has some form of ligament sprains and muscle tears apart from the obvious crack in the bone. Neglecting these ‘less obvious’ tissue damage usually causes delayed healing or even poor recovery. When diagnosing hip pain, we determine the hierarchy of priority and focus our treatment on that.