HIP AND GROIN PAIN
Are you suffering with hip or groin pain? Hip and groin pain can be a hugely frustrating problem, and by the time they come to see me, many patients have persistent pain, which remains unidentified and untreated.
In my experience, a significant proportion of people who believe they might have a ‘tight hip flexor’ will actually have a problem with the hip joint (e.g. femoroacetabular impingement syndrome), pelvic overload (a form of mechanical breakdown, sometimes referred to as ‘osteitis pubis’), tendinopathy of the iliopsoas muscle, damage to the inguinal ligament and lower abdominal wall, or even a lumbar disc problem. I believe in using a very thorough and in-depth approach to identify the likely diagnosis, confirmed with imaging where necessary. This enables the correct treatment (which can vary from rebalancing remedial exercise, through to more complex treatments such as hip arthroscopy) to begin.