Superficial lateral hip pain which is tender on palpation is usually a result of bursitis of the trochanteric bursa and associated gluteal tendinopathy. This usually responds favourably to conservative physiotherapy management including the glut medius tendinopathy program, ice, hip joint mobilisations, and correction of lumbo-pelvic stability and muscle lengths. Even if the bursa requires a local steroid injection, correction of the associated muscle weaknesses or loss of hip joint mobility is essential to prevent recurrence.
Physiotherapy treatment will depend on the diagnosis, but may include mobilisations, stretches, exercises, ice, electrotherapy, dry needling, and biomechanical correction. Physiotherapists are able to assess and effectively treat both early stage and later stage hip problems related to loss of mobility and loss of strength. The patient will also benefit from a home program to improve and maintain mobility and strength to prevent recurrence.
We provide physiotherapy service to Beaumaris in Ocean Reef as well as across all the Northern Suburbs including Heathridge physio services, Currambine, Mullaloo physiotherapy, Joondalup, Connolly, Beldon and Iluka physiotherapy.