Hip Pain refers to pain that occurs in and around your hip. Hip pain can be caused by problems with your hip joint. This type of hip pain tends to be felt on the inside of your hip or in your groin. Hip pain can also be caused by problems with the muscle, ligaments, tendons and other structures that support your hip joint.
Hip pain associated with these problems tends to occur on the outside of the hip or the upper thigh. Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body. This type of pain is called referred pain. Hip pain is rarely an emergency, and most hip pain can be controlled with self-care at home.
A Note from the Doctor: Like any pain that can develop in other areas of the body, it has to be determined what is causing the pain. In terms of the hip, the pain can arise from muscular strain/sprain or actual degenerative changes in the hip joint. If it is determined through our evaluation that the hip pain is muscular in nature, we will treat utilizing myotherapy, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises. If through our evaluation it is determined that it is degenerative or arthritic we will refer for imaging and a consult with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate the extent of the degeneration.