Arthritis of the hip joint is common with an increasing risk as we age. Wearing of the articulation causes pain on movement, decreases joint mobility and significantly affects a patients ability to complete day to day activities. The pain is typically experienced deep in the groin region but can commonly be referred to the lateral aspect of the hip and even down the leg.
Though the condition is irreversible exercises aimed at encouraging proper lower limb alignment and muscle recruitment are appropriate. These exercises aim to improve joint stability decrease neuromuscular inhibition and maintain joint mobility thereby decreasing the sheering forces through the joint and making the supportive musculature as efficient as possible.
Please progress through these exercises at your own individual pace paying particular interest to technique. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner if symptoms fail to improve.