Why You Have Hip Pain Can Be Surprising

The hip is a large ball-and-socket. This ball and socket joint is covered with cartilage which is a smooth, white tissue that cushions the bones and allows the hip to move easily.

Anterior hip pain or inside hip pain is caused by problems within the hip joint itself. On the other hand, lateral hip pain or pain on the side of the hip and pain on the outside of the hip, near the buttock region which is called as posterior hip pain is tend to be caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, and/or nerves that surround the hip joint

Differentiating the various hip pain causes by location is perhaps the best way to understand this somewhat complex condition.

What causes you hip pain?

Hip pain has most of the time very simple explanation like overdone while exercising.  Some of the conditions that are common hip pain causes include the following list;

Inflammatory Arthritis

Various types of inflammatory arthritis affect the hip, resulting in dull, aching pain, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Hip pain from inflammatory arthritis is often eased with activity unlike the pain of osteoarthritis, which is worsened with activity.

Iliopsoas Bursitis

Bursitis is the irritation or inflammation of the fluid filled sac bursa that serves as a cushion between joints, muscles, and tendons. Iliopsoas bursitis causes anterior hip pain that may radiate to the front of the thigh area or into the buttock area.

Sometimes, a snapping, catching, or popping sensation is felt in the hip with this type of hip pain causes.

Hip Flexor Strain

A hip strain defined as a stretching or tearing of a muscle or its associated tendon (or both). You may develop a hip flexor strain from overuse or from some sort of trauma. Hip flexor strains might result in swelling, restricted movement, and muscle weakness.


One of the most common hip pain causes is hip fracture in the upper quarter of the thigh bone, causes a deep, boring pain felt in the outer-upper thigh or groin area of hip. A hip fracture usually occurs after a fall or direct blow to the hip. It might also occur as a result of a stress injury. Stress fractures of the hip are most common in female athletes who have a menstrual irregularities eating disorder,  and bone weakening.

Additional risk factors are steroid use, a history of smoking, and medical conditions that weaken the bone.

Some other hip pain causes include;

  • Core muscle injury
  • Running
  • Gynecological or pelvic floor issues
  • Overuse injuries
  • Bone Cancer
  • Infected Hip Joint
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Hamstring Muscle Strain

Zaki Anwar MD medical Centre has great expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of various pain conditions and offering various treatment options including stem cell therapy, amniotic fluid injection and much more.

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