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Common Hip Extensor Issues: How To Make Sure They Are No Longer In Your Life

The hip extensors are a group of muscles that are located in the back of the hip and play an important role in movements such as walking, running, and jumping. The hip extensors, which include the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and hamstrings, are responsible for extending the hip and providing stability to the pelvis and lower back.



However, due to our sedentary lifestyles and increased time spent sitting, the hip extensors can become weak and imbalanced, leading to a variety of musculoskeletal problems and injuries.

Common Hip Extensor Injuries and Conditions

Some common hip extensor injuries and conditions include:

  1. Hamstring strains: A common injury that can occur due to overuse or repetitive strain, causing pain and discomfort in the back of the thigh.

  2. Gluteus medius tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons in the gluteus medius muscle can cause pain and discomfort in the hip and buttock.

  3. Low back pain: Weak hip extensors can cause imbalances in the body and contribute to low back pain.

  4. Knee pain: Weak hip extensors can cause imbalances in the body and contribute to knee pain.

How Physiotherapy Can Help

If you are suffering from a hip extensor-related injury or condition, physiotherapy can play a critical role in your recovery and management of symptoms. Our physiotherapists can help you identify the underlying cause of your injury and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

One of the key components of physiotherapy for hip extensor-related injuries and conditions is the use of manual therapy techniques. This can include joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and massage to help reduce pain and swelling, and improve range of motion.

Another important aspect of physiotherapy is the use of exercises to help you regain strength and stability in the affected area. Our physiotherapists can prescribe specific exercises that target the hips, legs, and core to help you regain normal function and prevent future injuries.

In addition to these manual therapy techniques and exercises, your physiotherapist may also use modalities such as heat or ice therapy, ultrasound/Shockwave, and electrical stimulation to help manage pain and swelling.

Rehabilitation and Return to Activity

After a diagnosis of a hip extensor-related injury or condition, it's important to follow a comprehensive rehabilitation program to help you make a full recovery and prevent future injuries. This may include a gradual return to physical activity and work, under the guidance of one of our physiotherapists.

Our physiotherapists can work with you to develop a customized rehabilitation program that takes into account your specific needs and goals. This may include a combination of exercises, manual therapy, and other treatments to help you regain strength, stability, and mobility in the affected area.

If you are suffering from a hip extensor-related injury or condition, physiotherapy can play a critical role in your recovery and management of symptoms. With the help of one of our physiotherapists, you can develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs and get back to doing the activities you love.


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