If you suffer from pain in hip or pelvis, Osteopathic treatment at B Enhanced can help. We will be able to provide treatment to reduce your pain and offer you advice on how to change your posture and/or behaviour in order to prevent your pain from reoccurring.
COMMON CAUSES OF HIP AND PELVIS PAIN
Hip and pelvis pain occur in a number of different situations. They can be due to problems with the muscles around your hip and pelvis, chronic dysmenorrhoea (long term period pain), problems with your joints (caused by injury or illnesses such as arthritis), a trapped nerve etc. Sometimes hip and pelvis pain can simply be a consequence of old age or over use. Sometimes hip pain can be a symptom of fibromyalgia.
DIAGNOSIS AND OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HIP AND PELVIS PAIN
At B Enhanced, we may be able to diagnose the cause of your pain or tell you that it is “non-specific”. If your pain is due to muscular or joint problems then we will probably concentrate your treatment method using massage and stretching. We will do this both in the painful region and around the site of the pain. This will stretch out the tension in your muscles and allow more movement in the joints. You will probably find that this gives you an immediate sense of relief.
If your pain is due to stiffness in your joints, we will want to increase the joint mobility by physically manipulating your legs to increase the movement in your hips. Your osteopath may also use massage to stretch out the muscles around your hips as these muscles might reduce the movement of your joint if they were too tight. If we discover that you have inflammation within your hip or pelvis they may want to minimise joint movement during your treatment and concentrate more on massaging the muscles to reduce the inflammation. As the inflammation reduces, there will be more room in the joints and your hip mobility will increase as a consequence.
Pain caused by dysmenorrhoea or a trapped nerve will benefit from the re-structuring of the soft tissue created by massage and palpitation. During this manipulative treatment the trapped nerve may become dislodged which will feel like an immediate relief and cause a great reduction in your pain. Massage and palpitation will help to alleviate your dysmenorrhoea by increasing the blood flow to your reproductive organs and enhancing the nerve supply to your surrounding tissue.