Could You Have Hip Issues?

Are you experiencing:

Pain at the Hip/Hips?

Sore and stiff?

Popping and crunching noises?

Weakness and instability?

More then likely we are dealing with a Hip Issue

We Treat Hip Issues

Hip Issue Symptoms

Pain at the Hip

Soreness, Stiffness or Weakness in Hip

Hip is making popping or crunching noises

What Is A Hip Issue?

Hip issues can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.

A hip injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your hip joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself.

This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the foot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, the big toe simply can not activate properly which can switch of the quad, gluts and abdominal core muscles. Developing a hip issue can be a reaction to a dysfunctional gait cycle. 

What Causes Hip issue?

At Podiatry x Recovery we view the hip as a mobility joint in the body. When the knee or lower back loses stability through stiffness or instability  the hip is usually the joint that compensates heavily. The main cause of a hip issue is the dysfunctional biomechanics of the hip.  Due to dysfunctional walking mechanics, the hip compensates by internally rotating compressing the joint lining, bone and ligaments of the hip. 

There are a few factors for developing a hip issues:

  • Repetitive activities
  • Long periods of standing
  • Genetic predisposition (Flat feet or High arches)
  • Improper foot or hip mechanics
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Walking barefoot on hard surfaces

How We Can Help

Manuel Therapy: We help to release tight muscles in the leg through deep tissue massage, mobilisation and foot adjustments, dry needling, shockwave therapy which can help hip issues.

Education: We provide you with the education to understand the exact “why” your developing hip issues and how you can self help the situation with core stretches + strengthening techniques, footwear recommendations and self release techniques to aid the healing process.

Orthotic Therapy: An orthotic device can be a really helpful tool to help re-correct the foot’s alignment and create an arch supporting the foot’s dysfunctional biomechanics. This can help prevent the hip issue from getting worse without the need for surgery.