Hips & Pelvis

Treatments targeted at specific conditions.

Please call 999 if you experience any of the following:

  • Paralysis or weakness in one or both arms and/or one side of the face
  • Slurred or garbled speech
  • A sudden agonising headache resulting in a blinding pain unlike anything experienced before
  • Headache along with a high temperature (fever), stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision and a rash

These symptoms can signify a more severe condition such as Meningitis or a Stroke and should be assessed by a doctor as soon as possible.

Traumatic Delivery

A traumatic and lengthy birth involving forceps or a ventouse procedure can cause the baby’s head to misshapen. In such cases, cranial osteopaths are often asked to help. Another symptom babies experience that cranial osteopathy is believed to help is colic.

How to tell if you have Traumatic Delivery

  • Continual irritability and crying
  • Bringing the legs in towards the stomach

Hamstring Strain

A group of three muscles situated from behind the knee to the pelvis, the hamstring muscles allow the knee to bend. Over-stretching can damage them, as can vigorous sport or intense gym work. Not stretching before or after exercise can cause them to become shortened.

How to tell if you have a Hamstring Strain

  • Walking differently from normal
  • Stretching causes pain, and the area feels tender
  • That area (where it hurts) feels weak and as if it’s about to collapse.

Growing Pains

Affecting up to 45 per cent of youngsters, growing pains tend to hit between the ages of seven and 12. The muscles and not the bones cause them. One hypothesis is that a child’s bones grow rapidly during a ‘growth spurt’. The muscles surrounding these bones struggle to keep up with the speed of the bone growth and, therefore, as they are stretched, become very tight. They pull on their attachments via their tendons, which can be very painful and sometimes result in conditions such as Osgood Schlatters. Growing pains tend to make themselves known after a day of heavy exertion.

Although they are relatively common and can be painful and distressing, growing pains will not cause long-term damage.

How to tell if you have Growing Pains

  • Cramp-like pain
  • The calves and thighs are most commonly affected
  • The pain occurs after a lot of running around or a busy day.