Hip Pain

Over the past 6 weeks we have been working with a lady in her 40’s with left sided Hip Pain, she reported having the hip pain for 1.5 years. She had a baby 2 years ago and the hip pain came on 6 months after having the baby. The hip pain was initially an intermittent niggle, but over the past few months it has become ongoing. The hip pain was worse when she runs, referring into her hamstring and wakes her turning at night with a pain scale of 8/10.

On our initial assessment we could see she was not happy to load her left side in step ups. Her balance was poor on her left side, her SIJ was positive for pain and she had a positive slump test.

Treatment Plan

We put a plan in place to strengthen her left hip, glute and core while working on her balance. We also wanted to get her nervous system happier to load her left hip and use her left side more, so as to reduce her hip pain.

Over the course of about 5 weeks her ongoing hip pain had reduced fully but she was still getting hip pain turning at night. We increased her strength work around her hip and her hip pain resolved completely day and night.

Her goal is to get back running a couple of days a week, so we put a plan in place to continue to load the left hip and start walk/run progressions and gradually get her body use to loading the left hip.

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If you are suffering from ongoing hip or low back pain, or suffer from any pain that restricts your daily activities, give us a call to make appointment or avail of our “Free No Obligation” Full Body Assessment to understand your pain and how we can help to resolve it.