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Hip Pain

Hip pain can be localised, refer pain into the groin or lumbar spine or can even cause thigh referral, all of which can be debilitating but most of all worrying. Our Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are all qualified to assess and diagnose many types of hip pain. We can create management plans to treat and prevent your symptoms and put your mind at ease.
Here are a few common causes of hip pain that we manage regularly at Summit in East Sheen and East Grinstead.

Piriformis Syndrome

The Piriformis is a muscle in the back of the hip that lies over the top of the sciatic nerve which travels down the back of the buttock and leg. If the Piriformis muscle is excessively tight, or in spasm it can irritate the sciatic nerve causing “sciatica” or hip pain, travelling down the back of the leg. Treatment involves relaxing the Piriformis with soft tissue therapy, medical acupuncture, self stretches and strengthening exercises.


The hip is a load bearing joint and as such is open to joint degeneration including joint narrowing and cartilage thinning. This can cause pain around the hip with radiation into the groin, mostly on weight bearing activities like walking or running. Onset is mostly gradual without injury but early onset can be caused by trauma or previous surgery.

Hip degenerative change responds well to manual treatments and acupuncture alongside a specific exercise program led by your chiropractor, osteopath or physio.

Femoroacetabular Impingement

This is a condition in which the shape of your hip joint prevents full, complete movement of the hip in the socket, creating pinching of bony and soft tissue. This is common in young adults, especially those who have a history of repeated sporting activity. It often presents as a dull aching pain in the front of the hip and groin, often aggravated by sporting movements that involve hip flexion such as squatting or lunging, prolonged stretching in yoga or certain sitting and sleeping positions. Pain is often relieved by rest or inactivity.

Conservative management is the preferred method to correct hip joint alignment with soft tissue treatments and exercises. Surgery may be recommended in a small number of patients dependent on severity and cause.

Trochanteric Bursitis/ Glute Medius Tendinopathy

Trochanteric bursitis is a painful condition characterised by pain over the greater trochanter of the hip (the upper outside of your leg). This bursa is a fluid filled sac that serves to protect and lubricate movements around the hip. Occasionally this bursa can become inflamed and swollen, causing pain. The pain is most often deep aching pain, aggravated by walking, especially climbing stairs, direct pressure such as lying on it at night or prolonged standing.

This condition can often be confused or even caused by a gluteus medius tendinopathy, a nearby tendon. Correct diagnosis is vital here. Treatment involves soft tissue therapy and acupuncture to the surrounding muscles and shockwave therapy at the tendon. Strengthening these muscles is vital to help reduce pain and prevent reccurrence.


East Sheen, Richmond and East Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59


East Sheen, Richmond and East Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59


East Sheen, Richmond

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Our clinics are based in Richmond and East Grinstead. As Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physio’s, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists we regularly see patients with neck pain, back pain, sports injuries and other musculoskeletal issues, tailoring our treatments individually to each patient along with a full rehab program. Our therapists in are fully registered and undergo extensive training to treat pain using various techniques including Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Physiotherapy plus acupuncture & dry needling.

If you live in East Sheen, Mortlake, Kew, Barnes, East Grinstead or the surrounding areas feel free to drop in to discuss your pain and how our Chiropractor can help, or contact us via email or phone. Alternatively you can simply book online!

We look forward to meeting you!