The Back and Body Clinic | Specialist Physiotherapy Northampton

Hip and Groin pain is complex due to the sheer number of structures which converge into this area. There are muscles from both the legs and the trunk, as well as ligaments and tendons, a complex ball and socket joint and many blood vessels and nerves passing into the legs and pubic area.

Common causes of Hip, Groin and Buttock pain

Hip Osteoarthritis

This involves progressive wearing away of the smooth, white joint surface cartilage of the joint. Click Here to read more

Inguinal Hernias

Hernias occur when part of the internal tissue (fat, muscle, intestines etc) bulge through a weakness in the overlying abdominal wall. Click Here to read more.

Hip Impingement

Hip impingement syndrome is caused by unwanted contact between the outer edge of the ball and socket parts of the hip joint. Click Here to read more.

Groin Strain

A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. Click Here to read more.

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is a common hip problem, causing pain over the outside of the upper thigh.Click Here to read more.

Referred Pain / Nerve Pain

If the nerve is compressed at any point it can give you radiating pain down the leg in to the thigh. Click Here to read more.


Some people may feel pain in the hip, groin, lower back, abdominals or legs . This is because the hip and groin ‘refer pain’, which is where pain experienced in one area of the body is actually generated in another region. It is important that referred pain is diagnosed correctly to ensure the correct treatment.

Physiotherapy has been shown to help hip and groin pain and can delay the need for surgery. The Back & Body Clinic advise physiotherapy especially if the condition is not settling. With many wrist and hand injuries, we may need to provide you with the appropriate splints/supports and to give you exercises that will focus on ensuring that the fine motor control of your fingers return. In some cases we will work closely with hand therapists.