What is Hip Pain?
Hip pain, one of the common complaints, may not always be felt precisely over the hip joint rather in and around the hip joint. The cause for pain is multifactorial and the exact position of your hip pain suggests the probable cause or underlying condition causing it.
Causes of Hip Pain
Pain felt inside the hip joint or your groin area is more likely to be because of the problems within the hip joint. Likewise, the pain felt on the outer side of your hip, upper thigh or buttocks may be a result of the problems of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. However, certain disease conditions affecting other parts of your body such as lower back or knees also cause hip pain.
Causes of hip pain may include:
- Low back pain
- Osteonecrosis of the hip
- Sprains or strains
- Tendinitis (tendon inflammation) resulting from repetitive use
Diagnosis of Hip Pain
Dr. McNabb will evaluate your condition based on your medical history, perform a physical examination of the hip and thigh region, and perform diagnostic tests such as X-rays.