Hip Adduction Syndrome

Hip Adduction with Medial Rotation Syndrome

Description:

Pain on the side of your hip superior and lateral to the greater trochanter.  Pain may also be along the side of the thigh or may include sciatica pains (due to piriformis syndrome).  Potentially caused by sleeping on the side with one leg crossed over the other or sitting with legs crossed for long periods of time or standing in a posture with one hip pushed out to the side.

Tests:
Kinetic Control – Adduction
Single Leg Stance:Lateral Pelvic Shift Test

Kinetic Control – Medial Rotation
Standing: single leg small knee bend test
Standing: one leg small knee bend + trunk rotation away test
Side-lying: top leg turnout lift test

Treatment:

  • Reduce inflammation via ice, use of assistive devices.
  • Improve the strength and decrease the length of the overlengthened posterior gluteus medius and external rotators.
  • Identify aggravating postures and eliminate them.
  • Change habits that may contribute to increasing the pain.

 

Hip Adduction Syndrome

Description:

Pain on the side of your hip superior and lateral to the greater trochanter.  Pain may also be along the side of the thigh or may include sciatica pains (due to piriformis syndrome).  Potentially caused by sleeping on the side with one leg crossed over the other or sitting with legs crossed for long periods of time or standing in a posture with one hip pushed out to the side.

Tests:
Kinetic Control – Adduction
Single Leg Stance:Lateral Pelvic Shift Test

Treatment:

  • Reduce inflammation via ice, use of assistive devices.
  • Improve the strength and decrease the length of all of the hip abductors.
  • Identify aggravating postures and eliminate them.
  • Change habits that may contribute to increasing the pain.
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