Hip pain

Hip pain is the general term for pain felt in or around the hip joint. In some cases you may get discomfort in the groin, buttock or thigh area.

Depending on the cause for the hip pain, the pain may occur during activity or when resting. An assessment of your hip will help our physiotherapist diagnose your problem and will help you manage this.

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip pain which is easily managed with exercises, advice and education.

For more information on managing hip pain:

CSP (managing your hip pain)

Versus Arthritis (hip pain)

NHS UK (hip pain)

Hip bursitis

Pain around the outside of your hip joint. You may feel pain and tenderness around the outside of your hip, thigh or around your buttocks. You may experience more pain when standing on one leg, sitting cross legged, walking up hills or stairs, at night when lying on your side and getting in and out the car or bath.

Please see the links for more information:

Versus Arthritis (bursitis)

NHS UK (bursitis)

Hip arthritis

Common symptoms are stiffness and pain in the hip joint. You may feel you have good & bad days and weather and activity can play a role in determining this. If your hip pain doesn’t improve with medication, rest and gentle exercises, physiotherapy can help.

Please see links below for management:

Versus Arthritis (osteoarthritis of the hip)

NHS UK (osteoarthritis)