Upper Leg, Groin Injury And Hip Pain Treatment
The hip is the most stable joint in the body but is also highly mobile. The deep ball and socket give significant stability and the joint is then further stabilised by extremely strong ligaments, cartilage, muscles and the joint capsule. There are some of the body’s most powerful muscles acting on the hip, groin and upper leg to provide the explosive movements needed to walk, run and play sports. There are also numerous lubricating pouches called bursae which provide protection to the other soft tissues and further aid mobility.
The hip joint is formed by the end of the long bone of the thigh called the femur and the socket in the pelvis called the acetabulum. The acetabulum is also surrounded by a deep ring of cartilage called the labrum which provides further stability to the hip joint. There is also a small joint deep to the groin between the two halves of the pelvis called the Symphysis Pubis.
Due to the huge twisting, turning, sideways and impact forces put through the hip, groin and upper leg there are numerous potential injuries. The most common injuries in this area that we see clinically include; Hamstring strains, Groin Strains, Osteoarthritis, Trochanteric Bursitis, Gluteal bursitis and Iliotibial band syndrome.
For more details about some of the more common hip, groin and upper leg conditions please click on the name of the condition below.
Our Physiotherapists have a significant amount of experience assessing, diagnosing and treating injuries in this region. We not only focus on the injured tissue, but also address the underlying issues that may have led to the injury in the first place.
If you are unsure which condition you have and whether physiotherapy can help you, or you would just like to speak to somebody about your condition then please use the link below; –