A hip strain happens when one or more of the muscles supporting the hip joint is stretched beyond its limit or torn. Muscles and tendons (tough, fibrous tissue that connects muscles to the bones) may be injured. Hip strain may be a simple stretch in your muscle or tendon, or it may be a partial or complete tear of muscle fibers or/and tendon tear.
Once the muscle is injured, it becomes vulnerable to reinjury. Repeated strains occur mostly in athletes.
Causes of Soft Tissue Strains:
- Activities involving running, jumping or twisting.
- Though mostly occurs in athletes, strains can occur from daily activities.
- Direct trauma.
- Muscle tightness or imbalances.
- Poor warm up program before playing a sport.
- Athletes doing too much too fast.
Symptoms of Soft Tissue Strains:
- Pain around the lateral hip.
- Feels deep pain and is worse with certain hip movements.
- Sharp pain in the hip during activities.
- Stiffness and subjective weakness in specific hip movements.
- Some will have no pain during activities but pain will onset later.
I approach treating your hip strains to your presentation, which involves:
- Analyzing your posture – how are the hips aligned?
- Discussing potential lifestyle dynamics impacting the joint.
- Understanding how other factors can aggravate the problem.
- Muscle testing the muscles comprising the hip for weakness and pain.
- Targeting effected muscles, releasing motor points, trigger points and relaxing the fascia
Providing exercises to continue treatment success between acupuncture treatments.
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