Greater Trochanter Pain syndrome (GTPS)
Hip impingement known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is a movement related disorder with multiple symptoms associated to the condition. Hip pain, clicking, catching, stiffness or giving way with restricted movement are linked to hip impingement. Typically, active males around adolescence who participate in multi-directional and high impact movements are at risk of developing symptoms. Likewise, active females are at risk who are around 30 years old, can notice a gradual onset of symptoms and struggle to sprint. Physiotherapy can help by providing advice on management that can assist settling the symptoms down before developing a rehabilitation plan to return to sport over a 3-4 months. In some cases if symptoms are not improving then a referral on to orthopaedics would be advised.
Groin or adductor muscle related strains are most commonly associated with active 20 – 30 year old males who play football, hockey or who are highly athletic. Current evidence suggests more male than females suffer with this condition however with more females playing sport the cases are increasing. Pain is felt when stretching the groin and when pressing on the tendon (part where muscle joins to the bone). Physiotherapy can help improve these symptoms by selecting the correct level of intensity for your rehabilitation and assist you in returning to your activities. Rehabilitation time scales vary mainly on how long you have been experiencing the symptoms.