Osteoarthritis, Femoral acetabular impingement, Groin strain
Hip osteoarthritis is the most common reason for joint replacement. Although associated with the elderly osteoarthritis can occur in a person’s 20’s and 30’s. Groin strain is a common sporting injury where the muscles from the inner thigh are strained at the attachment to the lower margins of the pubic bone. Sometimes the abdominal attachment is also strained, this is called a sports hernia. Femoral acetabular impingement is condition where the neck of the hip bone is too thick and as such causes pain and restricted movement at the hip joint, this common condition often affecting footballers can require surgery. Treatment of hip and groin pain includes manual therapy (hands on techniques), postural changes, specific exercises, acupuncture and life style changes. Injection therapy and surgery are other options.