Pain can come from a tight, strained or overused muscle in the hip or from the joint itself. Pain in the hip can sometimes be the result of an injury, it can be referred from the back or related to the way you move, stand and/or use your hip.
Pain in the hip and pelvic region could be due to simple wear and tear as well as the more commonly know cause, arthritis. Whilst Osteopathy wont cure the effects of arthritis especially when severe/late stage it can be of benefit and ease symptoms by working on tight muscles and restrictions derived from altered mechanics as well as pelvic imbalances from potential acquired leg length discrepancies, which could be coming from lower down in the foot/ankle and or knee too. Leg length discrepancies often are not a problem, unless they are the cause of your pain of course.
Common Hip & Pelvis symptoms
pain, stiffness, aching, pain, locking, swelling, limping and difficulty fully straightening or bending the knee.