What are the common symptoms associated with hip pain or groin pain you should see an osteopath for?
Hip pain regardless of where it radiates from can be debilitating. It can impact your day-to-day activity, your sleep and leave you feeling miserable. Hip pain can often result in a limited range of motion and it’s common for those suffering with hip pain to develop a limp.
Symptoms of hip pain include::
- A deep pain and stiffness radiating from the hip joint. This is often felt in the groin area or front of the hip. It’s often felt when placing weight on the affected side or with any movement/rotation of the leg.
- A dull constant ache or throbbing around the outside of the hip, often worse at night.
- Muscular tightness in the gluteal (buttock) muscles.
- Reduced range of motion
If you experience other general health symptoms or your hip pain comes on suddenly after a fall or accident, you should seek medical advice immediately.
It is uncommon for these symptoms to be the sign of a more serious health condition. If you experience other general health symptoms, incontinence or numbness, or your back pain has come on suddenly after a forceful accident, you should seek medical advice immediately.
What can trigger hip or groin pain?
- Sudden falls or accidents, particularly if you fall into a forceful seated position
- Periods of prolonged sitting at a desk or in a car
- Lower back conditions such as sciatica or piriformis syndrome can refer pain into your hip.
- Any muscular strain or injury around the hip, groin, buttocks, thigh or knee area.
- Sporting activity that involves constant leg movement and places strain on the hip joint such as running, cycling or downhill skiing.
- Regular climbing action such as hills or staircases.