Hip & Thigh Pain

Hip pain  treatment osteopath BathAre you suffering from hip or thigh pain?

Hip and thigh pain is very common in all age groups and it is common for us to see people who are seeking treatment for their hip pain.  When people first have hip pain they panic that they are going to need to have a hip replacement, but unless your pain is very severe this is rarely the case.

Hip Pain Causes

Hip-related pain may be felt in lots of places & sometimes in the middle of a buttock or in the front of your groin and leg, similarly, pain you feel in the hip may actually reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hip itself.  If you happen to pull a muscle in your thigh or leg this can also show up as hip pain.  In some people the cause of their pain will be osteoarthritis of the hip, which is a common thing to find in people over 50.

How can seeing an osteopath help?

Firstly, seeing a registered osteopath, means you will get a full professional diagnosis of the problem. This is important, as self diagnosis or guessing at what the problem is might prolong your discomfort.

Once we have diagnosed the issues, we can help you in a number of ways depending on what the problem is. Everything from massage, joint articulation and manipulation, to carefully prescribed exercises to help alleviate the pain. We will even give you advice on how to stop the problem reoccurring. 

We regularly treat people with hip pain, so can give an expert opinion on how best to treat your particular problem and then devise a bespoke treatment plan to help you get back to doing what you enjoy, whether that's walking the dog or running a marathon!

See here for our patient's guide to hip pain - Hip, Groin and Thigh Pain - when you don't have a leg to stand on.

Our osteopath Jay Ruddock also helps produce evidence summaries for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis, see the summary here.

Robin Hawdon from Bath

Do you want to know what is causing your pain and if we can help?  Why not take advantage of our new patient consultation introductory offer to get you started towards a tailor made recovery plan for only £19.

Are you in a lot of pain and want to get better as soon as possible?  If so the why not book in for a new patient consultation, with treatment on the day, for £60.


Our Practitioners

Here at Align Body Clinic in Bath we have a wealth of experience with all manner of symptoms.

Jay Ruddock
M.Ost, BA(hons), Dip PT

Jay Ruddock registered osteopath Bath


Sheena Harper

Sheena Harper registered osteopath Bath

Registered osteopath
Advanced practitioner of Structural Integration

Jay is an award winning osteopath who uses a unique mix of techniques from osteopathy, structural integration and exercise, his talented touch can work wonders on your pain and discomfort.

His easy going manner ensures you can relax as he eases those joints in ways you never thought possible.

As well as treating people Jay is an occasional lecturer at schools across the UK and sits on the south west NHS Research Ethics Committee.



Registered osteopath
Medical Acupuncturist

Sheena not only has a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, she is a qualified practitioner of Western Medical Acupuncture, a highly effective method of pain management.

This mix of disciplines enables her to help people of all ages with a wide range of ailments and injuries.

Sheena takes a friendly but focused approach to getting her patients pain-free.


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Whether you've only just started having pain or are a long-term sufferer, we can help, lots of our patients have benefited from our combination of hands on treatment and prescriptive exercise. You'll be surprised at how much difference we can make. So, don't put up with it for any longer, contact us today to make an appointment. Tel: 01225 571084