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When it comes to health, the human body is an intricate puzzle with countless components. One such discomfort that people often report is groin pain.

Groin pain is not merely a symptom; it’s a signal from the body that something might be amiss. This discomfort can arise from various issues, ranging from mild strains to severe health complications.

Our physiotherapists offer valuable expertise in managing groin pain, providing tailored treatments to address the specific causes of discomfort. Through a combination of manual therapy, strengthening exercises, and flexibility training, they aim to reduce pain, promote healing, and improve the patient’s groin health.

PhysioComesToYou offers a flexible approach to our physiotherapy appointments. We understand that attending a clinic can be inconvenient so we offer a mobile service. Our expert physiotherapists can attend at your work, care home, school or home at a time to suit you. We have appointments at the weekend and during the evening so you can be on the road to recovery as soon as possible

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There are a number of muscles and their tendons connected to the groin that can injured whether it is sudden or over time giving rise to groin pain. These include the rectus abdominis muscle, adductor muscle and iliopsoas muscle. ‘Hernias’ and stress around the pubic symphysis which connects your pubic bones also can cause groin pain. Usually the problem is a kicking sport but the groin can also be strained if performing an activity which causes an excessive stretch to any of the muscles or on strain on the pelvis itself. Often when groin pain is experienced more than one of the above is affected.

It is vital to have physiotherapy as soon as possible if a groin strain is suspected as if you continue to play sport hoping the pain will resolve itself your recovery is likely to take a long time. A physiotherapist can be organised to come to you and take a detailed history and perform a full physical assessment including specific tests. They will then be able to tell where your groin pain is coming from and what is contributing to causing the pain. They can then treat you effectively by taking you through a specific progressive exercise programme and use other treatments such as myofascial release, acupuncture and anti-inflammatory treatment on the affected area. The aim will be to return you to sport painfree as soon as possible. They will also be able to advise you on exercise you can doing during rehab to keep up your fitness.

When you move your hip, the ball at the top of the thigh bone moves within its socket, which is part of the pelvis. Surrounding this socket is a ring of cartilage called the labrum. Issues can arise deep within the hip joint, leading to potential friction between joint surfaces and the tearing of the labrum. Symptoms often manifest as pain in the groin, hip, and buttock areas. Activities that may exacerbate these symptoms include heavy labour, twisting movements, crouching, extended walks, and participation in sports. You might also experience clicking, snapping, or a sensation of instability. Accurate identification of the root cause of your symptoms requires further medical imaging.

Our team of physiotherapists is skilled in conducting thorough physical examinations. If they suspect that your discomfort is related to this hip issue, they will refer you to a leading hip specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

There is a tendon at the top of one of the quadriceps muscles, located on the front of the thigh, which connects to the ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac Spine) at the front of the pelvis. When the rectus femoris muscle becomes tight, it can lead to discomfort at its point of insertion on the front of the hip, or it can become strained when you engage in activities like kicking your leg, resulting in pain near the front of the hip.

Physiotherapy offers a range of treatments, including advice, anti-inflammatory medication, massage, acupuncture, and soft tissue techniques to address this issue. Additionally, it is essential to follow an exercise program aimed at rebuilding the muscle’s strength and flexibility before returning to sports activities.

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac situated between a bone and a tendon, serving to ensure a smooth gliding surface for mobility. Inflammation of these bursae can disrupt this smooth movement, leading to discomfort. The hip area contains several such bursae, with the trochanteric bursa, found around the greater trochanter (or hip head) and the gluteus muscle tendon, being the most prominent. This inflammation can result in a burning pain, which tends to worsen when lying on the affected side and during activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Morning discomfort is also common. Additionally, the ischial bursa, located in the ischium, can cause upper buttock pain, especially when sitting for extended periods or ascending inclines.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial by addressing any biomechanical issues related to your walking or movement patterns. It also involves strengthening and stretching the gluteal muscles, along with core stability exercises, which are often effective in managing this condition. To alleviate inflammation, corticosteroid injections may be administered before engaging in activities. If necessary, we can provide recommendations for top doctors who specialise in treating these conditions.

Osteoporosis can lead to the deterioration of the inner bones within the hip joint, rendering them weaker and more susceptible to fractures. Typically, discomfort related to osteoporosis becomes evident only after a fracture has occurred. Hip fractures are a common consequence of osteoporosis, often resulting from falls or twists.

To assist patients in easing the effects of osteoporosis, Physio Comes To You has devised a specialised program designed to strengthen the body and improve posture. For individuals who have experienced hip fractures, we offer in-home physical therapy aimed at enhancing the strength of the area surrounding the fracture and enhancing range of motion. Our goal is to facilitate a swift return to your previous level of activity. For more detailed information, please refer to our osteoporosis programs.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that can affect any joint in the body. It is primarily driven by a process known as “wear and tear,” wherein the protective cartilage covering the joint surfaces gradually erodes over time. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints and tendons, leading to inflammation of the joint lining and surrounding muscles. Both conditions result in painful and stiff joints, and at times, the affected joints may become inflamed and warm. Morning stiffness is a common occurrence, and as individuals age, the muscles supporting the joints may weaken, making daily tasks more challenging.

We can arrange for experienced physiotherapists to visit your home and work closely with you to help manage your condition. During the initial assessment, our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough evaluation, assessing your muscle strength, joint mobility, posture, functionality, and mobility aids if any. Following the assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss recommended treatments with you and assist in setting achievable goals to enhance your overall well-being at home, at work, and in your social life. Treatment options may include advice on icing, customised exercise routines, massage, taping, acupuncture, and mobility programs, among others.

Furthermore, we can also arrange for occupational therapists to visit your home. They specialise in helping individuals regain the ability to participate in meaningful activities and maintain or attain their highest level of independence. Some of the services they offer include:

– Home assessments that may involve making modifications such as rearranging furniture, adding ramps, widening doors, installing grab bars, and adapting toilet seats.

– Wheelchair assessments

– Splinting

When we experience an injury, we often undergo acute pain during the healing process and immediately afterward. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is characterised by persistent discomfort that persists even after the healing process is complete. It’s not uncommon for there to be no apparent link between the original injury, which may have healed long ago, and the ongoing pain. Chemical changes take place in the brain and spinal cord to redirect pain signals to pain centres in the brain. Consequently, pain can manifest in response to various normal sensations, including movement, touch, pressure, stretching, and more. Sometimes, changes in weather, mood, thoughts, or even the absence of any physical stimulus can trigger the pain system.

Physiotherapy for chronic pain entails addressing not only the pain itself but also a range of associated issues. In addition to providing pain relief, physiotherapists assist in managing chronic pain through goal setting, gradual exercise plans, and guidance on coping with flare-ups and negative emotions. Their objective is to enable you to regain your previous level of engagement in work, sports, and leisure activities, as it was before the onset of chronic pain. We can also connect you with leading pain specialists in London to provide further assistance and expertise in managing chronic pain.

The feeling of snapping in the hip can stem from various causes. This snapping sensation may arise when the iliotibial band or gluteus medius tendon moves over the outer aspect of the hip, or when the iliopsoas muscle snaps over the front of the hip. It can also originate deep within the hip joint itself.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in identifying the underlying cause of this snapping sensation and identifying contributing factors such as muscle tightness or weakness. Subsequently, physiotherapists can tailor their treatment approach to address the issue effectively. This may involve techniques like myofascial release and soft tissue therapy, as well as exercises designed to enhance core stability, and stretching and strengthening exercises. The goal is to alleviate the snapping sensation and improve hip function and comfort.

Stress fractures can occur in various areas of the hip joint, including the socket, thigh bone, and the lower region of the pelvis. If your physiotherapist suspects a stress fracture, they will recommend a reputable hip consultant in London. This specialist will likely arrange for a diagnostic scan and determine the appropriate course of rest and therapy. During your recovery, your physiotherapist can offer guidance on non-weight-bearing exercises, and once you’ve fully healed, they can assist you in regaining full functionality.

The major pelvic joints can experience excessive mobility or become stiff, leading to potential strain on nearby structures and resulting in pain in the groin or buttocks. This discomfort is often triggered when performing activities like turning in bed or engaging in weight-bearing exercises.

Physiotherapy can play a crucial role in identifying whether the pain is linked to sacroiliac joint issues through a comprehensive examination and specific tests. Treatment options may include acupuncture, taping, manual therapy, stretching exercises to address tight areas, and guidance on specific movements to enhance pelvic stability.

This is a femur-related problem that can lead to inner knee pain. It is more commonly observed in adolescent boys, and being overweight could be a contributing factor. The growth plate may shift on the femur suddenly or over a more gradual period of time.

This condition primarily affects boys and involves the deterioration of bone just above the upper end of the thigh bone, known as the femoral head. Typical symptoms include a noticeable limp and pain in the knee, groin, and thigh. It may also lead to limited and stiff hip movement.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial by providing tailored exercises and guidance to address these symptoms and improve mobility.

Several nerves passing through and around the groin area are vulnerable to entrapment. Your physiotherapist can evaluate whether a medical referral is required and whether there are grounds for concern in this regard.

Pain originating in the lower back can indeed radiate to the hips and groin area. Additionally, trigger points in muscles outside of the groin or pelvis can also refer pain to this region.

Before performing a comprehensive physical examination, the physiotherapist will gather a detailed history of your symptoms and past medical conditions. Your symptoms may have various underlying causes that fall outside the scope of physiotherapy or may necessitate medical evaluation in conjunction with physiotherapy treatment. In such cases, the physiotherapist will refer you to your general practitioner (GP) or an appropriate specialist physician or consultant. Some potential reasons for referral may include:

  • Cardiovascular Symptoms
  • Respiratory (Breathing) Symptoms
  • Gynaecological Symptoms
  • Urinary Or Genital Symptoms
  • Digestive Symptoms
  • Immune System Symptoms
  • Lymph System Symptoms
  • Hormonal Symptoms
  • Neurological Symptoms
  • Dermatological (Skin) Symptoms
  • Medication Side-Effects
  • Virus
  • Infection
  • Cancer
  • Disease Process
  • Disease Process

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