POSSIBLE CAUSES OF HIP PAIN

  • Arthritis: The most common wear and tear condition is the Osteoarthritis of the hip. Other pathologies like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Hip Necrosis may aslo cause arthritic changes. Degeneration also occurs when the hip joint is immobilised or hypo mobilised after a fracture or surgery.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: This is a genetic condition leading to inflammatory arthritis of the hip.
  • Muscle Strains: Pain may arise from injury or inflammation of hip or groin muscles like psoas and harmstrings.
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of tendons surrounding the joint.
  • Referred Pain: Problems related with herniated discs and Sciatica also causes a referred pain around the hip
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome: When the Ilio tibial band, deep hip flexor muscles, or labrum tears or snaps it causes a snapping sensation.
  • Overuse Syndrome: Overuse or trauma results in various conditions like tendonitis, muscle pull and bursitis. Irritation of nerve causes pain through the hip radiating down the leg.
  • Fracture: Fracture of the femur or acetabulum due to direct injury or osteoporosis
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of bursa (sac of fluid) on the outer side of the hip
  • Hip Surgery: Muscle weakness and pain can occur after hip surgery and can persist without appropriate rehabilitation.