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Tendonitis

Hip Tendonitis can occur when a muscle is overused and pulls on the tendon that attaches it to the bone.

In hips, tendons perform an important role by keeping muscles attached to the thigh bone (femur) as the legs move.

 

Hip tendonitis

Hip Tendonitis can occur when a muscle is overused and pulls on the tendon that attaches it to the bone. In hips, tendons perform an important role by keeping muscles attached to the thigh bone (femur) as the legs move.

Causes of hip tendonitis

Tendonitis is most commonly caused by activities that require repetitive lifting the leg and turning it out at the hip, such as gymnastics, ballet and sports that require a lot of high kicking. Others at risk of tendonitis are older people who have an uneven or unsteady walk and long-distance runners who have been running on hills or increasing their distance too quickly.

Symptoms of hip tendonitis

Tendinitis tends to feel sore in specific areas, such as pain, tenderness and swelling in the front of your hip. The pain will gradually increase if left untreated, as tendons continue to be worn.

Treatment for tendonitis

Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, the Consultant may advise:

  • Take a break from your activities, especially the ones that caused the strain
  • Use ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to treat inflammation
  • At night, try to sleep on the opposite side with a pillow between your legs to reduce strain
  • Learn some exercises to increase flexibility and strength in the area
  • Try heat and massage as you are healing
  • Ease back into your activity schedule after about 10 days

Contact Us Today:

To ask a question about hip tendonitis or to book an appointment, contact our specialist team available:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9am – 1pm.

Our hip specialists team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

 If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer for authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Call us on 0207 078 3811 or email us at londonhipspecialists@hje.org.uk

Hip Clinic

Our London-based specialist Hip Clinic offers an extensive range of treatments for hip conditions and injuries. Our multidisciplinary team of hip consultants can offer a combined treatment plan tailored to individual patient needs.

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Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3811.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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