Hip Pain & Leg Pain

Hip pain may be caused by muscle imbalances or tensions around the hip, specific injury or by referral from the lower back or pelvis. The hip is also a common site for age related osteoarthritis (See arthritis page).

The knee is a large weight bearing joint and given the forces that go through it as we walk and run and exercise it is no wonder it is frequently injured. There may be poor alignment of the knee in relation to altered mechanics of the foot, hip and back joints and this may give rise to pain, swelling, locking and stiffness. Along with the hip, it is commonly affected by osteoarthritis.

The foot and ankle form the foundation for the body. Problems arising here can affect how you weightbear and move and can “throw out” joints higher up your body such as your knees, hips and back so it’s important that you address any issues before they lead to further problems. Conditions seen include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tenosynovitis
  • Flat foot
  • Pronation
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
“I had suffered with headaches and dizziness for months and in the end consulted a neurologist who said I would have to be on medication for life. I did not want to be on painkillers for the rest of my life so I visited Sophie. She diagnosed a problem with the neck and shoulders and after the first session my dizziness had all but disappeared and I am now headache free.”

Debbie Boylan

How we can help

Through a thorough and detailed examination and a highly developed sense of touch called palpation, we can identify and treat those areas which are tight, restricted and causing pain. We will look at how the hip, leg and back function together and work on improving muscle balance and joint mobility.

At Kingswood & Tadworth Osteopathic Clinic we will give you advice specific to you and your needs – these may include small adjustments to the way you use your body whilst carrying out day to day activities and the way you exercise. We will give you exercises and stretches, posture and lifestyle advice which will help you maintain the positive changes we make during our treatment sessions and will refer you onto a relevant specialist such as a biomechanical podiatrist or back to your GP should further investigation such as X-Rays or scans be required.

Call us on 01737 818000 to arrange an appointment.

“Safe in our hands”

All osteopaths are regulated as are doctors and nurses and are registered with the General Osteopathic Council. We have to undergo rigorous training on a four or five year full time degree with at least 1000 hours supervised clinical practice. We adhere to a strict code of conduct and practice and undergo annually assessed continuing professional development.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Arthritic pain
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Joint pains
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions