With all that life brings, you can start
to get little niggles aches and pains. At times, these will come and go and not
cause you any problems at all, although other times they can really
start to affect your daily activities. If you are concerned about pain
specifically in the groin, hip, buttock or upper thigh area, then working out if
you’ve got a restriction or painful hip range of movement with any of the
following may determine if you need to see a physiotherapist. Lying on your back
can you bring your knee to your chest, use your hands to assist if you need to? Lying on your back, can you take your leg
out to the side without moving your trunk? Sitting, can you put the ankle across the
opposite knee and allow the knee to go towards the floor? Compare each exercise to the other side
you’re looking for a restriction in movement or pain. Other symptoms that
would indicate that you would benefit from physiotherapy include: stiffness in
the hip area following a period of inactivity such as sitting. Stiffness in
the morning that eases with 15 minutes activity. Pain or discomfort getting in
and out of the car. Pain or discomfort putting on shoes or
socks. Pain or discomfort during or after a period of exercise or activity. If any
of these are reproducing your symptoms you may benefit from seeing a
physiotherapist for a full assessment and to help you plan the next steps. If
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