Hip pain is the gift the keeps on giving. With a ball and socket joint that is the largest in the body and the mechanics to allow for fluid movement, this joint can withhold a lot of pressure, however over time and with constant strain it can and often does become problematic.

The most common hip pain problems that we see in our Toowoomba clinic are inflammatory disorders, which include:

  • Osteoarthritis, also known as wear and tear arthritis affects the cartilage of the hip joint. Continuous pressure causes the cartilage to become frayed & rough which increases the bone rubbing on bone, resulting in pain.
  • Bursitis is characterised by small fluid-filled bursae found between bones. It causes the tendons and muscles to become inflamed.
  • Sacroiliitis affects one or both of your sacroiliac joints. It is situated where your lower spine and pelvis connect. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in your buttocks or lower back and can extend down one or both legs. Prolonged standing or stair climbing can worsen the pain.


An article written in 2021 stated that in recent decades, acupuncture has been increasingly embraced in western medicine for the treatment of inflammation. Acupuncture can be very effective in reducing the inflammation around the hip area. It induces the production of cortisol, a hormone that helps control inflammation. It also stimulates activity of other pain-relieving chemicals in the body as well. The treatment will also be increasing movement in the hip joint, alleviating the stiffness and redness around the affected area.

If you are a hip pain Toowoomba sufferer, call us to make an appointment and explore exactly how we can help to treat your symptoms.

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