It is a painful condition of pain in the groin due to underlying morphological abnormalities of the hip joint. This underlying abnormalities may be present on radiological examination but without pain. A non symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement is more likely to become symptomatic with athletes or due to changes in activities or training.
Treatment includes a combination of activity modification, exercise, manual techniques and biomechanical adaptations with the aim of decreasing pain and improving function.
Tears in the labrum are frequently seen in the athletic population but they also develop in the ageing population. A tear in the labrum most commonly causes groin pain but it can also result into buttock pain. It may give symptoms of locking, clicking, catching and giving way to the symptomatic population.
Conservative treatment is usually the first line of treatment with exercise and other treatment modalities in order to reduce pain and improve function.
Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is common with the aging population. People with femoroacetabular impingement are more prone to developing osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The symptoms of this condition are pain that can be disabling, stiffness after prolonged rest, increase of pain with activities and weather changes.
Conservative treatment is always attempted first with a combination of manual techniques, soft tissue technique and exercise. The aim of treatment is to decrease pain and improve function.
Tendinopathy related groin pain
Pain in the groin area can be a result of adductor muscle tendinopathy or hip flexor tendinopathy. It is present normally with sudden increase in activity or training leves. Usually it presents as stiffness while pain appears during training. If this condition progress it can be painful while normal activities of daily life. The goal of physiotherapy is to help you return to your previous level of activity. Your physiotherapist will be able to guide you through this making use of multiple treatment modalities.
Snapping hip syndrome:
Snapping hip syndrome is a hip condition where tendons around the hip are snapping over the joint causing a “clicking” sensation. This condition can be completely pain free, but it can also become painful because of aggravation of surrounding structures due to friction. The aim of physiotherapy is to identify the reason for this problem and treat it as well as return to normal daily activities.
Glutes and Thigh
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome:
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is used as an umbrella term for the pain at the side of the hip pain can be disabling from normal activities of daily life and it is especially experienced with standing, running, crossing legs and sleeping on the side. Most common cause of pain is hip weakness, your experienced physiotherapist will identify the cause of your symptoms and use different treatment modalities to bring you to your previous level of activity without discomfort.
Referred pain from Lumbar spine or pelvis joint:
Referred pain from the lumbar spine or pelvic can lead to glute and thigh pain and can be experienced as burning, electric shock like pain, sharp and might be associated with pins and needles or numbness. Your experienced physiotherapist will identify the cause of your symptoms and use different treatment modalities to bring you to your previous level of activity without discomfort.
Otherwise called as deep gluteal syndrome is referred to pain in the buttock or radiating pain down the back of the leg because of muscular tightness. The reason for having this syndrome can be a result of overuse, muscular weakness or other reasons specific to each individual. Your experienced physiotherapist will identify the cause of your symptoms and use different treatment modalities to bring you to your previous level of activity without discomfort.
Hamstring related pain
Hamstrings are called the collection of four muscles of at the back of your thigh responsible for bending the knee and extending your hip. Injuries to these muscles can be acute/traumatic or develop gradually. Common presentations for traumatic injuries would be a contusion or a sprain, where with chronic presentations it would be a tendon related problem. Your expert physiotherapist will be able to provide you with the necessary exercises and advised in order for you to return to full function.
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