What is Hip and Groin Pain?
There are many structures in the hip and groin that can cause discomfort, such as ligaments, muscles, joint, nerves and blood vessels. Stresses from running and playing sport can irritate the muscles around the hip and groin. The hip joint is required to support a level of impact many times the weight of your body when running and jumping. The muscles and ligaments are specifically designed to reduce and cope with this force. The muscles around the hip and pelvis are mainly endurance muscles, they are designed to last all day every day. However, if they are misused or not used enough they can become tired and inflamed resulting in pain in and around the hip joint.
How we treat Hip and Groin Pain at Richmond Osteopaths
We mobilise the hip joint and massage surrounding tissues. As previously mentioned, the muscles require endurance, they are working all day at holding up the weight of your body. The way to improve endurance is through cardiovascular exercise, such as walking but these muscles need to be healthy to achieve this and that’s where treatment can help. Deep massage and stretching of those big muscles improves their health and allows them to do their job properly and efficiently.
Keep active. Easier said than done when you have pain but the less you do the less endurance these muscles will have. Activate your gluteus muscles with lunges, squats, crawling and climbing. See our specialists for massage, stretching, acupuncture and exercises.
Karlee was fabulous. Really experienced and great at working through my problems. She gave me really simple exercises to do inbetween sessions which were easy to follow and to fit into my schedule. She was always prompt and friendly and I wouldn’t hesitate to see her again or to recommend her to anyone in need of treatment.An excellent service!Karlee O'Brien
Hello I am very happy to have Nicolette as my Osteopath. She is able to help me in every session. She knows exactly which treatment I need and is able to explain everything clear and precise. I leave every session feeling much better than when I arrived. Thank you Nicolette. Margrith Rizvi Hip Pain with Nicolette Richardson
Seriously, don't put up with back and hip pains, it really isn't worth it. I remember limping into my first visit with Nicolette Richardson (Gygi) (my daughter watched me struggling with hip and back problems caused by structural movement in my body, while I commented on how much better she was getting - used to get migraines frequently but with Nicky's help they are few and far between) my daughter bought me a voucher and as I said above, limped into my appointment but from the first visit felt the benefits and now pain free. The best part of seeing Nicolette is her ability to diagnose body issues without the use of invasive X-rays. Don't waste time suffering, book that appointment and look forward to being pain free. Gloria
I can't believe I put up with pain in my lower back and hips for so long and resisted suggestions to visit an Osteopath until I received a gift purchase for a treatment from my daughter. Since my first visit and seeing Nicolette Richardson I have gone from strength to strength receiving advice and reducing my pain in my lower back and hips. I would highly recommend Nicolette Richardsonat Richmond Osteopaths. Gloria