Swansea Body Kinetics – Osteopath Swansea

Leg, Hip & Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain, leg & hip pain

Words you might have heard:

  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Nerve impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Runners knee/ jumpers knee
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Over pronation
  • Disc injuries
  • Trapped nerves

What could be behind my pain?

Leg, hip and pelvic pain can be caused by many different sources and may well be linked together. For example a disc injury in your back could lead to impingement of a nerve in the same area which could cause referred symptoms down as far as your feet. This is often referred to as sciatica. Or a tight overused muscle in one of your feet could cause altered movement patterns and compensation through your knee and hip leading to pain and restrictions in your pelvis.
Pregnancy and birth put different demands upon the whole body but particularly the pelvis, hips and lower extremity. This often leads to restrictions and pain, for example pubic symphysis dysfunction. Osteopathy can help greatly to keep you comfortable during pregnancy and deal with any niggles that may appear as a result of postural changes.
Arthritis (wear and tear) can also cause pain in the hips and knees. Although osteopathy cannot cure arthritis it can often be used to improve the health of the joints, leading to pain relief.

How osteopathy can help?

Osteopathic treatment is specific to your body as an individual and aims to deal with the specific origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms. After the osteopath has determined the root cause of your problem they will use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and any other factors that may be maintaining your symptoms.
Manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints will be used in order to release restrictions, decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area through ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.
So if you are having trouble with pelvis, hip, knee ankle or foot pain give us a call and find out just how much osteopathy can help.

Leg, Hip & Pelvic Pain 17th March 2015