We are seeking volunteers with pain on the outer side of the hip (lateral hip pain) in a study investigating pain perception and physical function. Specifically, we aim to collect information about your response to different types of sensation (heat, cold, pressure) in relation to pain, and the effect of physical load on pain. We will compare this with the information obtained from people without lateral hip pain. We hope that this information will contribute to our knowledge of some of the physiological processes occurring in tendinopathy, and will help us to develop more effective treatments.

What will the study involve?

Completing our online survey. We would like you to answer some simple questions about your health and lateral hip pain to ascertain that you do not have any medical or health related matters that exclude you from the study. This will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

One testing appointment. For this study, you will be required to undergo one testing appointment at the University of Queensland of approximately 2.5 hours. This includes a free physical assessment, questionnaires and a number of sensation tests for heat, cold and pressure.

What will you receive?

You will receive a free clinical assessment, a $10 Coles/Myers gift voucher after completion of your appointment and parking costs will be covered.

Are you interested?

If you are interested and would like to know if you fulfil the requirements to participate, please go to: https://is.gd/lateralhippain

For further information, please contact Melanie Plinsinga at m.plinsinga@uq.edu.au