Pain in the hip can come from a number of reasons.
Hip pain can come from an injury like a strained or overused muscle.
Hip pain can also come from the hip joint itself (Osteoarthritis and/or Rheumatoid Arthritis).
One of the most common reason for hip pain is a decreased range of motion in the hip-flexors which can lead to hip pain and associated lower back pain.
Osteoarthritis and/or Rheumatoid Arthritis are very common after a certain age.
Osteopathy cannot cure Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteopathy can however be very effective at easing the symptoms and enabling a person to stay mobile and pain free.
Decreased range of motion of the hip-flexors is one of the most common causes for hip-pain and lower-back pain.
Osteopathy treatment for this type of pain is very effective.
The gentle stretching techniques lengthen the tight muscles and increase the range of motion.
This enables a person to move pain-free.