Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain.
Hip pain may be caused by arthritis, injuries or other problems.
You may not need to see a doctor if your hip pain is minor. Try these self-care tips:
If self-care treatments don't help, make an appointment with your doctor.
Ask someone to drive you to urgent care or the emergency room if your hip pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by: