Hip Pain

Introduction

Hip pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, it may be felt in the thigh, groin or in the knee. Similarly, pain in the hip might be actually a sign of a problem in the back, rather than the hip itself.

Causes of Hip Pain

To direct appropriate treatment at the underlying problem, it is very important that the main causative factor of hip pain be diagnosed. Some of the more specific causes of hip pain can include:

  • Arthritis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Lumbar pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (slipping of the upper end of the thigh bone)
  • Hip fracture
  • Bone cancer

Each of the conditions above presents in a different way, our physiotherapists will be able to give you appropriate advice.