Hip Pain

Hip injuries are common for all age groups.

Pain may be caused by local structures within or around the hip or groin, or, may be referred from other sources (such as the lower back, pelvis or SIJ (Sacro-Iliac Joint).

The way your hip joint functions can also be affected by lower limb biomechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle plus your thigh and calf muscles.


The hip joint is a complex structure having such relationship to each other, diagnosis of the source of hip pain can be difficult.

Common conditions that can cause hip pain include:

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis (Bursitis Hip)
  • Poor Hip Control
  • Groin Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction


Successful treatment of your hip pain relies upon a thorough examination of the:

  • Function of your entire lower limb (foot, ankle, knee and hip)
  • Lower back structures
  • Pelvis and SIJ function and alignment
  • Strength and control of the muscles in your hip, thigh and abdominal region
  • The mobility and function of the nerves controlling the muscles
  • Biomechanics of the hip joint as a whole and in isolation

Only after a thorough hip assessment, can your hip pain be effectively rehabilitated to relieve your current hip pain and joint dysfunction, which will ultimately prevent the return of your hip pain in the future.

Common Problems