Our expert physios can treat pain in the hip or groin including arthritis, muscle strain, hip fractures and labral tears.


Response Physio & Sports Therapy clinics are home to some of the best physiotherapists and sports therapists in the industry, offering effective physio, sports movement and massage treatments to reduce pain and symptoms of hip and groin conditions.

The hip joint is the human body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, supported by a complex network of muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is also one of the most flexible joints in the body, with the ability to move fluidly, endure a range of repeated motions, carry weight and withstand a fair amount of wear and tear. Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible – the cartilage and soft tissues can wear down or become damaged with age, injury and overuse.

The groin is the junctional area between the abdomen and the thigh on either side of the pubic bone, where the leg meets the pelvis. Pain in the groin/inner thigh area usually occurs as a result of tears in the muscles/tendons on the inside of your thigh. Groin strain can occur suddenly after sports activities, over-exercising, or following an accident/fall. Other times, it may gradually onset with degenerative changes such as ageing or weight stress.

How can Physiotherapy help Groin & Hip pain?

Physiotherapists use a wide range of industry-approved treatments and expert techniques to help with pain and structural weakness, in addition to offering advice on managing your symptoms. Injuries of this type are common among athletes but can occur in people of all ages and abilities.

Whether you are experiencing problems as a result of a sports injury, workplace injury or a medical condition such as arthritis, physiotherapy is the best way to reduce pain, manage your symptoms and return to usual activities as quickly as possible.

Our physio treatment plans are based on your diagnosis and tailored to your individual needs, combining hands-on physical therapy treatment with bespoke exercise programmes in order to deliver exceptional results. This may include soft tissue manual therapy, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage and gentle exercise to restore movement, build strength, and improve body function.

How we can help

Our team of Response Physiotherapists are musculoskeletal experts, specialising in assessing, diagnosing, and treating conditions of the hip and groin. With advanced training and years of experience in the industry, they are able to accurately diagnose your condition by finding the cause of your pain. 

Following your diagnosis, we will create a tailored treatment plan that takes into consideration factors such as your fitness goals, your age, the cause, the location of your pain, your mobility and existing medical conditions.

We use proven methods including manual physio, hydrotherapy, reflexology, sports movement analysis, acupuncture, orthotics, biomechanics, sports massage, exercise and more.

Response Physiotherapists use proven techniques to treat groin and hip pain, such as arthritis, hip fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, groin injuries, labral tears, abductor related pain, joint pain, muscle strain, sciatica and hamstring injuries. Start your road to recovery by booking an appointment with a specialist near you.



What are the best treatments for

At Response Physio, we know that no two people are the same, and neither should treatment plans be. We believe that your physical therapy programme should work hand in hand with your lifestyle, fitness goals and capabilities, in order to reach maximum health. We may recommend a variety of techniques in order to achieve this, including massage therapy or more holistic approaches such as acupuncture and reflexology.

Whether you are looking for ways to reduce hip pain, physio for a pulled groin, physio after pregnancy, relief from sciatica pain, relief from groin injuries, hip bursitis hip pain exercises, physio for joint pain, or physio following a hip replacement, our team of Physiotherapists will work with you to create the most effective care plan for your condition.


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It is important to understand what may be the underlying cause of your hip or groin pain so that it can be treated correctly. A thorough assessment and examination from our diagnostic team are usually sufficient to diagnose the cause of your problem.

You may already know how the pain started, such as if you have recently strained your groin during sports or exercise, or have pre-existing health issues such as osteoarthritis. However, pain in this area isn’t always caused by a problem in the hip joint or groin muscles themselves – sometimes it is the result of injury, illness or infection within another area of your body, usually the lower back, pelvis, sacroiliac joint or lumbar spine, in this case, known as referred pain.

If you recognise any of the symptoms of referred pain in the hip, do not ignore them or try and treat the condition yourself as this may prolong your rehabilitation.

There are many potential causes of hip and groin pain, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Hip fracture
  • Labral tear
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Pinched or trapped nerves
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Groin strains
  • Surgery
  • Ligament damage
  • Sciatica
  • Neuromas
  • Referred pain
  • Trauma / sports injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degeneration (ageing)
  • Being overweight
  • Stress fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle strain
  • Adductor strains
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Snapping hip


Groin and hip pain can be caused by many different structures and factors and can have a significant impact on your mental health, occupation and fitness activities. Starting your journey into physio is the best step you can take for your recovery.

Your physiotherapist may use a variety of stretching exercises, soft tissue massage, manipulation, taping, and advice such as improving your posture, to reduce your pain and manage your symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms and would like to see a specialist for help, find the nearest clinic to you.

Symptoms can often differ from person to person, and from month to month – some people report an increase in symptoms during colder weather.

Common symptoms of groin and hip pain include:

  • Pain in the hip joint, upper thigh, groin or buttock
  • Difficulty walking or running
  • Muscle weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Numbness/ tingling / pins & needles
  • Spasms / cramps

The above symptoms need to be properly assessed by an experienced Physiotherapist, who can diagnose the cause of your hip/groin pain and provide the most appropriate treatment, management and advice.


Injury and illness affecting this area can be very painful and should not be ignored; we advise you to seek help as soon as possible. We understand how mentally and physically exhausting it can be to live with an ongoing condition that hinders your ability to walk comfortably, and we see first-hand how wonderful a full recovery can be. If you are planning to visit us, we recommend you prepare for your appointment by following our advice below.

  • Avoid repeated bending at the hip
  • Avoid putting direct pressure on the hip
  • Try not to sleep on the affected side
  • Don’t sit in the same position for prolonged periods
  • Try to stay active with gentle walks if possible
  • Try our gentle exercises for hip pain
  • Do not do your own strenuous exercises or use heavy gym equipment
  • Manage the pain with painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen

for Hip & Groin Pain?

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy in the leisure, NHS, and corporate wellbeing markets.

Response Physio & Sports Therapy delivers high-quality physiotherapy to patients across the UK. With a network of clinics, a team of qualified Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists, we can offer a choice of clinics near you and personalised treatment plans to get you feeling better faster.

We offer flexible opening hours to suit busy lifestyles including early and late appointments, Saturday clinics, and remote clinics. There are no waiting lists and appointments are often available within 24 hours. We accept NHS referrals, self-pay, and all major private health insurers, including AXA, BUPA, and Medico-legal.







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