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What is hip / pelvic pain?

The hip joint is the joint between the femur and the hip socket. It is the largest link in the human body and is exposed to a lot of stress through our activities.

The hip socket is a part of the hip bone that forms joints with our sacrum on the back, and the pubic bone on the front.

Hip pain can therefore be described as pain around the hip joint, groin and also pelvic pain.

We have written about the most common problems:

Sciatica pain

Some people say they suffer from "Sciatica", but Sciatica is just the name of the body's largest nerve, extending from the lumbar and pelvis and extending to the back of the leg, down to the foot.

The diagnosis itself is called "Piriformis syndrome" which is a condition in which the piriformis muscle (located deep below the gluteus maximus) is overstretched and compresses the sciatic nerve. This can give radiations down the leg.


The symptoms are deep buttock pain, often low back pain and radiating pain to the buttocks. There may be pain and sensory disturbances further out in the leg due to the irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Typically, you can be in pain when, for example, you are sitting in a car and many can find relief when walking.


You can relieve the pain by stretching the Piriformis muscle several times a day, combined with other exercises aimed at relaxing the muscle. Acupuncture can in many cases help reduce the pain.

It is important to find out why the muscles around the hip / pelvis are tense. Working there with the cause, the symptoms will too  disappear.

Tendonitis in hip flexors and groin

We have a lot of muscles that help to lift the leg and bend the hip (Iliacus & Psoas are the most important). These muscles originate from the lower lumbar vertebrae and attach to the inside of the femur.

The inner thigh muscles (adductor muscles) originate from the pubic bone and run down the inside of the thigh to attach to the back of the femur, and a simple staple to the tibia (Gracilis).

When the muscles are overloaded, inflammation or irritation of the tendons can occur.


The symptoms are pain in the groin, typically in the form of a pain triad with initiation difficulties, but improvement after warming up and at the end of the load again pain. The pain may radiate slightly up into the abdomen or down along the inner thigh.


Some can achieve relief by stretching the muscles. Strength training has been shown to be effective in reducing pain.

One must also look at what causal connections there are that have led to any. muscle overload - is the problem due to a new, unfamiliar activity, or have the muscles been tense for a long time? In that case, the treatment should be aimed at understanding why the body has chosen a movement strategy that has led to increased tension in the muscles.

Pain around the back of the pelvis (SI joint)

The SI joints are the joints between the hip bone and the sacrum (Sacro-Iliaca joint).

There is minimal movement in this joint, which is held in place by very tight ligaments. It is believed that movement in the joint primarily contributes to the "proprioception" (the sense of position).

Pain around the SI joints may be caused by inflammation or inflammation of various ligaments.

Women may experience pain in the SI joints during and after pregnancy, probably due to the altered hormone balance, which leads to looser ligaments.


There may be a feeling of tiredness and tenderness over the lower part of the lower back and pelvis. The pain can be experienced in the same place, and pull forward in the groin or down the buttocks. The pain can be provoked either by forward bending, back bending, leg lift or rotation in the back. The leg may feel heavy.


Depending on the cause, joint manipulation / joint mobilization of the SI joint, the back and / or the joint at the pubic bone can provide a positive relief.

Exercise and training are good for keeping the joint moving and stimulating the area.

Are you tired of hip or pelvic pain and want help?

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