Treatment For Hip Pain

Hip pain can severely impact one’s quality of life, making it difficult to walk, sit, or even sleep comfortably. Here at Head2Toe in Carrgaline, we specialise in physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment to help alleviate hip pain as well as allow you to continue to manage to problem.

Physiotherapy is a common and effective treatment for hip pain. It involves a range of exercises and stretches designed to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint, improve flexibility, and reduce inflammation. Physiotherapy can also help with correcting posture and alignment issues that may be contributing to the pain. Another option for treating hip pain is consulting a chiropractor. Chiropractic care focuses on the manipulation and alignment of the spine and musculoskeletal system. By aligning the hips and relieving any imbalances or restrictions, chiropractic adjustments can often provide significant pain relief. 

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Man having hip pain at Head2Toe clinic in Carrigaline.

Types Of Hip Pain And Treatments

One common type of hip pain is osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage that cushions the hip joint wears down over time. Another type is bursitis, which is the inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that cushions the hip joint. Hip fractures, tendinitis, and muscle strains are also common causes of hip pain. Treatment options for hip pain depend on the underlying cause and severity of the pain. Here at Head2Toe, we can help understand the underlying issue to asses what treatment would be more suitable and whether that would be physio or chiropractic. 

  • ITB Syndrome
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Snapping Hip
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Pre and post hip replacement

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Meet The Team

Yvonne the CEO & chiropractor at Head2Toe Carrigaline.

Dr. Yvonne Gallagher

CEO & Chiropractor

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Nayna the chiropractor at Head2Toe clinic Carrigaline.

Dr. Nayna Bhoola


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Barry is the physiotherapist at Head2Toe clinic in Carrigaline.

Barry Murphy


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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
Louise Attard
Louise Attard
Yvonne and her team are amazing! Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't do anymore the things i liked doing day to day with the pain i was experiencing..... Yvonne gave me my life back! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Lyndsey Cremin
Lyndsey Cremin
Yvonne and her team are amazing! They helped me recover from my 1st pregnancy and kept me going through my second. Meeting Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU!
Kinga Susek
Kinga Susek
Yvonne is the best Chiropractic in the world. This charming woman can fix the spine like no one else. He treats everyone individually. everyone is taken care of. Highly recommended.

More FAQs Answered On Treatment For Hip Pain

Causes Of Hip Pain

There are various potential causes of hip pain, ranging from minor injuries to more serious conditions. One common cause is age-related wear and tear of the hip joint, known as osteoarthritis. This condition can lead to the breakdown of cartilage and the development of bone spurs, resulting in pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Another possible cause of hip pain is bursitis, which involves inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae, that cushion the hip joint. Bursitis can be caused by repetitive motions or excessive pressure on the hips. Hip fractures can also cause severe hip pain, especially among older adults with weakened bones due to conditions like osteoporosis. Additionally, hip pain can result from muscle strains, tendinitis, or hip labral tears. In some cases, hip pain may be referred from a problem in another part of the body, such as the spine or the knees. Ultimately, the specific cause of hip pain should be determined through a comprehensive evaluation. 

Exercises For Hip Pain

When being treated by Head2Toe, whether that be through physio or chiropractic, our team will give specific exercise plans to help manage and strengthen the hip depending on the issue but overall exercises can be a great way to alleviate hip pain and improve mobility. One exercise that can help is the hip flexor stretch. To do this, start by kneeling on one knee with the other foot in front. Slowly push your hips forward until you feel a stretch in the hip flexor of the kneeling leg. Hold for about 30 seconds and then switch legs. Another exercise that can provide relief is the hip abduction exercise. To perform this exercise, lie on your side with the affected hip on top. Slowly lift the top leg up towards the ceiling and then lower it back down. Aim for 10 to 15 repetitions on each side. Additionally, strengthening exercises for the hip muscles, such as squats and lunges, can be beneficial. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise regime to ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly and not exacerbating the hip pain. 

How Do I Know If My Hip Pain Is Serious?

If the pain is severe and is accompanied by swelling, redness, or an inability to bear weight on the affected hip, it could be a sign of a more serious condition such as a fracture or infection. Additionally, if the pain is persistent and does not improve with rest or over-the-counter pain medications, it may indicate a more serious underlying condition such as arthritis or bursitis. It is also important to consider your medical history and any previous injuries or conditions that may contribute to the hip pain. If you are uncertain or concerned about the severity of your hip pain, it is always best to consult a healthcare professional for evaluation and proper diagnosis. 

Should I Keep Walking With Hip Pain?

If you are experiencing hip pain while walking, it is important to listen to your body and avoid pushing through the pain. Continuing to walk with hip pain can potentially worsen the injury or condition causing the pain. It is recommended to take a break from walking and give your hip time to rest and heal. You may also consider consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or physical therapist, to determine the underlying cause of the hip pain and develop a treatment plan. They can provide guidance on appropriate exercises and stretches to help alleviate the pain and improve hip strength and flexibility. In some cases, they may recommend more advanced treatments, such as physical therapy or medication, to further address the issue. By taking the necessary steps to address the hip pain and seeking professional guidance, you can help prevent further injury and ensure a smoother recovery process.