Musculoskeletal Disorders

Hip Pain Causes and Physiotherapy Treatments

Depending on the nature of your hip pain or injury, physiotherapy may be an essential part of a non-surgical treatment plan to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles surrounding the joint. Physiotherapy is also especially integral to your orthopedic surgeon’s aftercare treatment plan following hip replacement surgery.


Introduction to Hip Pain

Common Hip Pain Causes and Related Conditions

What Is the Best Treatment for Hip Pain

Make a Physiotherapy Appointment for Hip Pain


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Physiotherapy is vital to relieve your hip joint pain, promote healing and strengthen the hip muscles surrounding the joint. It’s a critical therapy to ease discomfort, especially as part of your recovery after invasive total hip replacement surgery. 

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After hip replacement surgery, you will initially find difficulty standing and walking without assistance, which can add to a host of secondary issues from muscle atrophy or scar tissue calcification around the hip joint leading to decreased range of movement. Without the proper treatment, a reduced range of motion can lead to future injuries years later. 

That’s where hip physiotherapy at HelloPhysio can benefit that healing process, using leading technologies combined with traditional physiotherapy to quickly restore mobility to your hips and build the strength of muscles and tendons to prevent future injury. 

Leading hip pain physiotherapy treatment at our private clinic in Singapore may include: 

  • Manual therapy and Clinical Pilates to readjust movement patterns to regain strength and mobility.
  • INDIBA thermal cellular therapy to aid in soft and hard tissue rehabilitation.
  • Shockwave Therapy breaks up scar tissue in the hip joint and muscle groups by promoting blood circulation.
  • Electromagnetic Transduction Therapy to improve fibroblast and collagen proliferation to reduce inflammation.

HelloPhysio brings the latest evidence-based treatments and adjunctive technologies to improve patient outcomes for musculoskeletal disorders. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, arthritic hip, degenerative hip condition, or require physiotherapy post-hip replacement surgery, our team is here to help get you back to a full active lifestyle.

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Common Hip Pain Causes and Related Conditions

  • Arthritis can cause pain and discomfort to your joints. A physiotherapist can help you improve your posture and movement techniques so you don’t injure or damage your joints in the long term. They can also help relieve some of the rheumatoid arthritic pain.
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement or Hip Impingement is when the ball of the hip pinches up against the cup. Over time, this can cause damage to the cartilage in the area, creating stiffness and pain in the hip area. Your physiotherapist can provide you with modifications to your regular activities and other physical therapy techniques to help ease the pain and prevent arthritis.
  • Hip Bursitis is a condition that can occur when a small sac of fluid located between the bone and soft tissue, known as the “bursa,” becomes inflamed. Bursitis often results from overuse or repetitive injuries and can affect many areas of the body, such as the hips and knees. Recovery and relief from pain are possible with physiotherapy treatments.
  • Hip Fractures usually occur after a fall for the elderly, or younger people, after a high-impact injury, like a car accident. A hip fracture is when the femur connecting to the hip socket breaks. It can lead to lower back pain, knee pain, and possibly, the inability to stand or walk. Hip fractures typically require surgery. Your physiotherapist can ease you with the rehabilitation process post-surgery, restoring your strength and providing relief from pain.
  • Hip Injury can be caused by several things, including a fall, a direct blow, a twist, or excessive muscle contraction. The goal of physiotherapy is to unload the injured tissue and focus on improving neuromuscular control around the hip joint.
  • Hip Labral Tears occur when the cartilage that connects the femur to the socket of your pelvis is damaged. The cartilage is vital to maintain frictionless motion in the hip. With a hip labral tear, there can be pain in the hip or groin areas, sometimes while active and other times during rest.
  • Hip Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that typically comes with age, though some people are genetically predisposed. Specifically, it comes from the wear and tear in the joints, worsens, and requires treatment to prevent the condition from becoming debilitating. 
  • Hip Replacement and Total Hip Arthroplasty should be the last recourse after exploring nonsurgical treatments. Artificial implants replace the ball and socket of the hip joint to ease pain and restore function. Physiotherapy will be an integral part of your rehabilitation post-surgery.
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome, like many other injuries, is often caused by repetitive motions and overuse, like running, cycling, or excessive walking. The Iliotibial Band is a tendon in your upper leg. After overuse, the tendon can become swollen, rubbing against bones, causing knee and hip pain. Consulting with a physiotherapist will help lessen your pain, restore movement and help you become pain-free. 
  • Tendinitis affects the tendons, causing pain near the joints. It can afflict any of your tendons, but it frequently occurs in areas of overuse, like tennis elbow or Achilles tendinitis. Physical therapy can help with hip tendonitis by stretching and strengthening the hip area.

Speaking with our physiotherapist team for accurate and effective treatment rather than self-diagnosing is a vital step to protect your overall musculoskeletal health today and in the future.

What Is the Best Treatment for Hip Pain

There are many different physiotherapy treatments for hip pain. HelloPhysio’s approach works with our patients’ specific conditions to develop complementary treatment protocols. Our therapies bring the latest research across multidisciplinary fields to address core biomechanical issues and break up scar tissues to help you recover faster from injuries. 

These include Clinical Pilates, Shockwave Therapy, INDIBA radiofrequency, and in some cases, Magnetolith EMTT to treat degenerative hip joint dysfunctions. 

In Shockwave Therapy, your physiotherapist will apply precise radial shockwaves to afflicted areas, such as your hip, to help manage discomfort, reduce pain, and stimulate healing. By mitigating the pain, the shockwaves also can make rehabilitative exercises easier. 

Magnetolith EMTT (Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy), like Shockwave Therapy, uses high-energy oscillating magnetic waves to penetrate the afflicted area. Unlike Shockwave Therapy, Magnetolith EMTT is used on a region on the body rather than a precise point. The waves penetrate deeper into the body to aid in overall rehabilitation and stimulate healing and growth. 

Physiotherapy following hip surgery works to restore mobility and build strength. However, prehabilitation through Clinical Pilates can also help you improve post-op outcomes by strengthening your body and mind for the surgery ahead.

Make a Physiotherapy Appointment for Hip Pain

HelloPhysio combines therapies from our multidisciplinary team of experts specializing in diagnosing and treating hip, joint, and muscle problems in adults and younger populations.

If you’re experiencing sudden hip pain after running, are recovering from surgery, or believe you have an arthritic condition, our team at HelloPhysio helps speed up your recovery process with a personalized therapy plan that addresses your injury and lifestyle. 

No matter your situation, HelloPhysio has a treatment plan to return you to full mobility to help you build a resilient foundation for your recovery and overall musculoskeletal health.