Hip and Thigh Pain

Hip and Thigh Pain

The hip joint is one of the most used but also most resilient joints in our entire body. Almost every major muscle group in the lower body is connected to the hip; this includes the quadriceps, gluteal muscles and abdominal muscles. Some of our hip muscles even span from the hip all the way to the knee so it’s no surprise that the hips may easily become tight and a source of pain. Given the hip’s proximity to the pelvis and lower back, there are often an overlap of factors causing pain and a loss of function. A thorough assessment is required to correctly diagnose the source of pain or disability to allow a successful treatment program to be implemented.

Common causes include:

  • muscle and tendon strains (including the gluteal tendons)
  • hamstring and groin injuries
  • arthritis
  • internal hip problems (impingement, labral tears)
  • bursitis (irritation to fluid-filled sacs called bursae that minimise joint friction)
  • issues originating from the feet or knees
  • referred pain from the lumbar spine or pelvis

Symptoms can include:

  • pain in the lower back, gluteal region, front of hip and knee
  • limping or catching when walking
  • loss of motion of the hip
  • inability to cross legs, bend at the waist or twist
  • tenderness and tightness on palpation of the front, back and side of the hip
  • difficulty sleeping


Given the extensive possibilities of the source of pain in the hip, it is essential that you have an in-depth assessment by one of our highly trained physiotherapists in order to form a treatment plan that will get you back to your best, and as quick as possible. The treatment program will include manual therapy techniques, usually to the hip, lower back and pelvis, to reduce pain and improve mobility. A program of strengthening and stretching exercises will allow a return to normal function and reduced chance of recurrence.

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Zoe Rowell

I always have a wonderful experience when visiting! The reception staff are always super-helpful and accommodating and I am always greeted with a smile! The physiotherapist I see gives stretches and strengthening exercises to complete between visits if follow-up appointments are needed! Thanks for your awesome work!

Zoe Rowell

Frank Mount Evelyn

I have been going to this clinic for over 3 years after suffering near-fatal injuries from a car accident. The Physiotherapists who have been treating me have all been very caring, gentle and courteous whilst ensuring all of my needs were met. There was never an issue that they did not overcome with either treatment or the supply of ergonomic devices. My treatment is coming to an end as I now progress onto self-managing my health and wellbeing with regular sessions at the local gym, which they also organised. The administration staff are fantastic people who also treated me with the utmost respect and assistance. Thanks, Team!!!

Frank Mount Evelyn

Amelia Essex-Clark

I have been seeing Rhiannon since the beginning of the year and helped me to manage and improve long term.

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Holly Gibson

Rhiannon is a wonderful Myotherapist who cares about her clients.

Holly Gibson

Chris Musgrove

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I was referred to Jade, whom I have no hesitation in recommending. She has been able to help through planning and careful management, meaning that frequent appointments were not required. My health was in her best interest. Truly a great service.

Chris Musgrove

Norm Hope

Found my physiotherapist, Ken, to be extremely competent, compassionate and showing great empathy. Can highly recommend him

Norm Hope

Roslyn Shipton

As a long-time sufferer of neck pain, it has taken me a long time to find a physio team that listen and act accordingly

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