Your hip and pelvis are the junction point and link between your lower and upper body. The hip joint is the major joint of locomotion for the body, and all the forces of the upper body and gravity are transferred to the pelvis from the lower back. If something isn't functioning as it should, it can cause restriction, pain and fatigue.
Hip pain is often the result of osteoarthritis and is frequently accompanied by pain in the groin or outside the hip. This will often be worse when you move the hip joints, although it can also affect you when you are resting or sleeping.
Osteopaths can’t cure the arthritis but we can often help to ease the symptoms. We will look at the patient as a whole, assess the way the hip moves, strengthen and stretch the muscles, massage the hip muscles and stretch the hip joint to reduce tension and improve the mobility of the joint and work on the secondary problems such as backache.