Many different problems can cause hip pain. The key to beating hip pain is finding out which problem is causing your hip pain. Tight muscles, strained tendons, damaged cartilage and osteoarthritis as well as pain referred from the back can be the cause. Our award-winning team works hard to understand your problem and deliver effective treatment to solve your hip symptoms.

We treat hip pain with an effective step-by-step programme to rebuild strong and healthy hips so you can lead an active and fulfilling life free from pain.

Solve your hip pain with three simple steps…




At your free consultation we listen to you and examine you thoroughly to ensure that we fully understand your problem.



We explain what is wrong and the root cause behind it. We set out a treatment plan unique to your specific needs.



By following the treatment plan, your pain will be relieved and your problem addressed quickly and effectively.


Cause of hip pain

Pain in the groin area can be due to wear-and-tear osteoarthritis or muscle or tendon strain due to a sports injury. The pelvic or back joints can cause pain around the buttock and side of the hip so treating these areas can be important. A thorough examination by one of our experts will find out what the cause is.

Treatment for hip pain

Depending on the cause the best treatment often includes mobilising stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles or rehabilitation exercises for sore soft tissues. We also use laser therapy or acupuncture which can be very effective.


Hip osteoarthritis

The weight-bearing joints like knees, hips and ankles tend affected by osteoarthritis and is more common as we get older. It is due to the destruction of cartilage which cushions the joints and many people think of it as a normal part of the ageing process.
The smooth surface of the cartilage becomes rough and this results in friction, the joint becomes deformed, painful and stiff and the muscles holding the joint together become weak.


Treatment hip osteoarthritis

Although hip arthritis cannot be cured the right approach can improve the pain and strength of the hip. The focus for hip arthritis treatment is pain management, improved range of movement, strength and gradual return to full activity.

If you have hip arthritis understanding all about it is essential.  Helping you to understand the nature of the condition and potential healing times is extremely important.  With the right care and advice, you can leave your frustration behind and know the right exercises to do, which will help to decrease your joint stiffness and improve your function and strength of the hip.  Techniques such as mobilisation of the hip joint, massage, acupuncture, low-level laser therapy and exercise can all be useful in the management and rehabilitation of hip osteoarthritis.

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What makes Sundial special?

We understand how frustrating hip pain can be and the anxiety it can cause when you’re not as active as you want to be. Nobody should have to put up with ineffective treatment or put their life on hold because of hip pain. We have treated nearly 30,000 patients for all sorts of joint and muscle problems over 30 years. When asked, 94% say they are satisfied or very satisfied.

Our excellent results are due to the fact that we are the only clinics in Sussex to have chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists working together to deliver the best care. This team approach is more effective at finding the cause of your hip pain and treating it effectively.

If you are fed up with hip pain and finding working, daily chores, recreational activity or sleeping difficult then book a free consultation.

To find out more about the causes of hip pain and the best treatments read on.

Hip problems that we can help

  • Tendon problems
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis pain
  • Rehabilitation after fracture, surgery or dislocation
  • Labral tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Groin injury

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