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Hip/Pelvis Pain at Body 4 Life Healthcare

When it comes to your health, you should never try to ignore pain. It’s a sign that there is something wrong and should be addressed immediately to enable a quicker resolution. At Body 4 Life Healthcare, we welcome patients suffering from hip and pelvic pain that are seeking relief and wanting to prevent their condition from progressing or recurring.

Finding the Source of Your Pain

Your hip pain can be referred pain that results from a problem elsewhere in the body. For example, the muscle on the outside of the thigh, muscles in the low back and gluteus and the sacroiliac joint can cause discomfort in the hip.

We’ll take a full health history and perform a physical examination that includes orthopedic and neurological testing. Your hip range of motion and muscle strength will be evaluated. By getting your hip assessed now, you can avoid degenerative changes that may occur in the future.

Problems in the Pelvis

One of the most common causes of pelvic and lower back pain is a dysfunction or restriction in the sacroiliac joint. This large joint is found between the sacrum and the iliac bone. Chiropractor Roger Reid suffered from this problem as a squash playing student and wrote his master’s thesis on the subject. It occurs often in athletes who use one side of the body more than the other, such as in hockey, tennis, badminton or squash.

Since one side is loaded more than the other, a twist is put through the pelvis, putting a strain on the sacroiliac joint this can cause low back pain and compensatory muscle tightness in the gluteal and quadratus lumborum muscles. It may cause a functional (compensatory nonstructural) leg length inequality.

Another common condition is symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), which occurs from trauma or during pregnancy.

Stopping Your Harmful Habits

There are a few habits that can cause pain in the hips and pelvis. One is carrying a wallet in the back pocket, which puts a strain on one side of the body. Another is sleeping on your stomach. Often, people can sleep in this position until they’re about 30, then complain of waking up stiff, sore and uncomfortable.

By sleeping in another position, you can often get almost immediately improvement. A third harmful habit is cracking your neck and back yourself. This twisting and popping can create instability and results in numerous problems.

If you’d like to get advice on addressing London hip/pelvis pain, contact Body 4 Life Healthcare today!


Hip/Pelvis Pain London | 020 7402 8999