Hip Pain

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hip pain is very common and can happen at any age. Dr. Edward Hill looks at some of the causes of hip pain in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Many different problems can cause hip pain. Problems inside the hip joint cause pain at the inner thigh or groin. Issues with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and soft tissues around the hip joint cause pain on the outside of the hip, upper thigh or buttock. Problems in the lower back may also cause hip pain.

Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. And pain you feel in the hip may actually reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hip itself.

Hip fractures are a major and serious cause of sudden hip pain. Other possible causes of hip pain include:

Arthritisoften felt in the front part of your thigh or in your groin

Bursitisit hurts when you get up from a chair, walk, climb stairs and drive

Infection

Low-back pain such as sciatica

Osteonecrosis of the hip

Strain or sprain, and

Tendinitis from repetitive or strenuous activity

Treatments for hip pain depend on the underlying cause.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.