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Hip & Groin Pain

hip and groin pain picture
Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The area of pain can provide your therapist with valuable information about the specific cause. Pain can be a result of the hip joint itself, which tends to become arthritic (stiff and painful) as we age. It can also be a result of soft tissue that surrounds the joint giving us the ability to walk, climb stairs, run, and jump. Hip pain can also be as a result of indirect musculoskeletal problems in the low back or knees. Your physiotherapist will help you determine the exact cause of the hip pain and provide specific interventions to help alleviate and/or eliminate the problem. At EPA, we developed a Groin Injury Prevention Program (GRIPP) specifically toward the prevention of initial and recurrent groin injuries and has been shown to significantly reduce groin injuries.

Common Hip Issues:

  • Arthritis of the hip
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Slipped capital epiphysis
  • Legg calve perthes
  • Groin pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Clicking hip syndrome
  • Hip flexor tendonitis
  • Groin or adductor muscle strains or tendonitis
  • Quadricep muscle contusion strains or tendonitis
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Hamstring muscle strains or tendonits
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis
  • Gluteal weakness or tendonitis
  • Fractures of the trochanter, femur, ilium
  • Pubic bone pain or separation