Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis

Symptoms of hip osteoarthritis often begin gradually, however they can be provoked by trauma. Hip osteoarthritis can cause changes in the quality of cartilage, ligaments and bone surfaces within the joint. This can, but does not always lead to pain, stiffness and muscle weakness.

Research supports the use of specific exercises to improve symptoms and hip function. Physiotherapists at ALO Physiotherapy assess which structures are affected and identify the most effective form of treatment.

Symptoms include:

  • Stiffness with hip movement
  • Pain with weight bearing
  • Pain following inactivity

Further information

Factors which make hip osteoarthritis more likely:

  • Previous hip injury or fracture
  • Genetics
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Rehabilitation

Physiotherapists at ALO Physiotherapy design specific exercise programmes, precisely aligned to the stage of the osteoarthritis and specific problems the person is facing.

Rehabilitative exercises are likely to include:

  • movements to improve range of motion and reduce stiffness
  • exercises to strengthen the main supporting muscles of the hip
  • balance and co-ordination exercises
  • exercises to improve specific activities which have become difficult

Treatments which may be used by Physiotherapists at ALO:

  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Clinical Massage Therapy

If you are having surgical treatment, then your physiotherapist at ALO can provide specific rehabilitation before and after surgery.

Book an assessment

Email: alo@alo-physiotherapy.co.uk

Call: 020 7636 8845

Resources:

Web Link: NICE Guidance for management of osteoarthritis