Hip pain can be caused by arthritis, bursitis, muscle or tendon strain, infection, trauma, disease or fractures. Hip pain can be localized to the hip and pelvic area or it can radiate into the thigh area. Hip pain can be a result of persistent pain radiating from the back, or groin area, or can be a referred pain. Oftentimes, patients with persistent hip pain will experience pain in different area’s among these, the outside of hip, the inner hip area near the groin, the upper thigh and in the buttocks.
This large, “ball-and-socket” joint is durable, but like with any part of our body, cartilage can wear down and become damaged.