Do you play football and experience annoying hip pain?


Do you play football and experience annoying hip pain?


Is your annoying hip pain stopping you from kicking that ball? You might be struggling with a strong kick to score that goal because of hip pain which must be very frustrating.

Hip and groin pain can arise as a result of repetitive hip flexion and external rotation as you would when kicking a football.

At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our team of experts will work with you, to diagnose your issue, retrain your GOAL specific movements and get you back to a pain free match!

The Science

If you experience hip pain during a game of football, when you are repetitively kicking a ball or shortly afterwards, then you may have hip flexor tendinopathy.

The iliopsoas muscle is the strongest hip flexor. The iliopsoas tendon attaches to the femur at the front of the hip. If tendons are overloaded, they can become a source of pain.

The iliopsoas allows you to swing your leg forwards in a kicking motion. A sudden increase in load to the tendon, such as an increase in repetitive kicking action, can overload the iliopsoas tendon and generate hip pain

The chronic overuse of the hip flexors in your hip can cause red card worthy pain.

The Solution

Our team will provide a host of specific treatment options for short term pain relief as well as equip you with a tool belt of long-term management strategies to take with you into the future.

We have a variety of treatment options at our disposal to help us treat your groin pain including, mobilisation and manipulation, massage, ultrasound therapy and acupuncture.

We will provide you with a bespoke exercise program which will aim to reduce muscle tension, regain lost range and see you on your way to a full recovery.

Client Testimonial

“The physiotherapist Lois was most helpful in explaining what was causing the pain in my hip, and giving me exercises to mitigate the discomfort. She provided personal coaching on how well I performed them and explained how I might improve my technique. Her patience and humorous manner made my visits enjoyable and helped put me at ease.” ~ Mark Welford

How to Book

If you play football and suffer with hip pain, book online or call us on 02381300260, so we can help you get back to scoring goals.

We have plenty of current availability at our clinics in Southampton, Whiteley and Midhurst.