Hip and groin pain

Jan 12th, 2014

Arash asked The Guru for the following Physiotherapy Advice:


My girlfriend has a chronic pain in her left hip which goes to her groin. She is not a sportswoman. The pain started since a month ago. I wonder if you have any treatment to offer. She is in her 40s and the doctors say it should be sciatica and do not recommend any treatment other that pain killers. Would be great to get your advice.



Jan 12th, 2014

The Guru Responded:

Hi Arash

That’s no good! Painkillers may well kill pain but they won’t get rid of what’s causing the problem.

It’s important to establish if this is nerve pain (kind of like sciatica, but not really sciatica – it’s the wrong area) or there’s a problem with how your girlfriend is using her hip.

You treat nerve pain, and where it comes from differently to how you’d treat hip pain, and where that comes from too.

Give me some more information about what makes it worse or better, does it spread, what’s it like in the morning or at night. Does if feel tight?


The Guru

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