More about Hip pain

The hip is mobile yet very stable and crucially functions to help transmit loads between the lower limbs and trunk. Injuries can be classified into soft tissue or joint. Soft tissue injuries in the hip region are very common and mostly due to a combination of;


Muscle imbalance or reduced ’core’ stability


Acute traumatic injury or long term overuse


Examples include..groin or thigh strain, bursitis, or gluteal tendinopathy.

As the hip is so stable, injuries to the joint tend to be linked to ageing such as osteo-arthtiritis or labral wear and tear.

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Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences. You can read more reviews here.

Having attended goPhysio 2 years ago for a different issue, I didn’t hesitate to arrange a consultation for a new problem.With a pandemic lockdown, I wondered if they would be open but they were and I felt completely safe. Treatment began on my first visit after a thorough analysis of the issue. I had put off doing anything about the tendonitis for far too long but now after a course of treatment and an exercise program, I am well on the road to a complete recovery. The receptionists and Physiotherapist were always friendly, and courteous. I feel lucky to have goPhysio on the doorstep!

– J Fraser


At goPhysio we’ll assess the source of your injury and provide bespoke treatment plan to help;


Improve joint mobility


Ease pain


Improve joint stability


Strengthen and correct any long term muscle imbalances


Improve movement such as walking and running


Focus on your return to activity and sport


Book an appointment

To start your road to recovery, contact us to book your appointment. Call 023 8025 3317 or book your appointment online.


Which painkillers are best for my hip pain?
Painkillers are worth taking as they will help ease the pain which will make moving easier. Research has shown that anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID’s) such as Ibruprofen or Naproxen are much better than paracetamol for hip pain, however, for people that are unable to take NSAID’s or that find them ineffective, weak opioid medications such as Co-codamol is recommended. It is always recommended to seek the advice of your Pharmacist or GP regarding any pain medication.
I think I have osteoarthritis, will I need a hip replacement?
Most people would know if they had osteoarthritis to the degree that required a hip replacement
due to the longer-term nature of their condition, the severity of pain while weight bearing and marked limitation in mobility and day to day activities. Nevertheless a physiotherapy assessment would assess the severity and degree of functional deterioration, the prognosis from treatment and we’d refer you on for x-ray and surgical opinion if relevant. However surgery is often not the answer. For the vast majority of people it’s about treatment and exercises to get active and fit. Less than 3% of people with hip pain might be considered for surgery.
My pain is quite severe and isn't easing what should I do?
If your pain isn’t easing after 3-5 days or is getting worse, come and see one of our Physio’s. We’ll do a full assessment to get to the bottom of what’s causing your problem and start your personalised treatment plan to get it better and stop it coming back too.
When I get up out of the chair or get moving my hip is sore, what should I do?
That’s quite a common complaint with hip injuries after any period of rest, the key is to do some regular mobility exercises regularly throughout the day to maintain mobility and minimise stiffness. Your Physio will give you specific exercises relevant to your injury to limit stiffness and speed your progress, just book an appointment to get started.
What is the best treatment for Hip injuries?

There are lots of treatments that can be used to help, depending on the injury. Treatment will often start with easing the symptoms of the injury, such as pain and inflammation. In parallel to this, addressing the underlying cause and working on strength and stability to prevent recurrence is key. Treatments may include:

What’s the long term outlook after Physiotherapy?
When the underlying issue is addressed and appropriate changes are made, hip can be solved. They can often be a very frustrating injury, as they inevitably need a bit of rest and trial and error to work out exactly what’s causing the issue. That’s where we come in, seeing an expert can guide you through the injury maze and help get you back doing what you love quickly.

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