Conditions We Treat
Hip and Leg Pain
What is Hip and Leg Pain?
The hip joint is the largest joint in your body. It is the joint where your thigh bone (femur) joins with your pelvis.
Hips are super-important for walking, moving and getting around. When they are injured, it can interrupt your life, exercise, daily chores, sleep and what feels like your entire life!
Some of the causes of hip and leg problems include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bone fracture
- Irritable hip syndrome
- Muscle strains
Symptoms of a hip problem can include:
- Pain in the hip joint (usually felt on the inside, near your groin)
- Pain down your thigh and/or into your knee Limping
- Pain when trying to put standing and walking
- Pain when getting up from a chair or car.
When you book an appointment with a physiotherapist from The Physio Co to get help with your Hip and Leg Pain, the first appointment will involve your physiotherapist asking questions about you, your general health, your future goals and the symptoms of your arthritis.
They will also likely ask you to show them how you move parts of your body under their instruction so they can properly assess and understand the problem.
It’s likely the physiotherapist will also gently feel and move the injured part of your body too.
After the first 1-2 appointments, once you and your physiotherapist have discussed the likely cause of the problem, the treatment needed and the likely time it will take to improve, you will receive a 1-page plan of what will happen next.
That plan will be a short, tailored and personal plan for you describing the recommended treatment and next steps.
Your plan will likely involve 4-12 weeks of treatment before it is reviewed, reassessed and considered if a new plan or updated plan is needed.
It’s super-important that you read, understand and follow your plan. If you have any questions, please ask your physiotherapist as soon as you can
The treatment you physio recommends will depend on what is affected and any pain.
There is no way of knowing exactly which treatment will work best for you. You will likely need to trial a few different treatments before finding the one that works for you.
When the plan is complete, we will review it together and decide what comes next.