Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. Your hip is one of the strongest and most secure joints in the body, however, hips can become painful due to strains, fractures and dislocations. The hip joint is designed to endure recurring motion and everyday wear and tear. A ball-and-socket joint which is the body’s largest joint fits together and allows for fluid movement. Hip pain can be connected to pain in various areas of the body such as, groin, thigh, buttocks, back, and the joints of the hip.
Common causes of pain located in the hip are, inflamed tendons or tendonitis which is often caused by over exercising. Athritis, which is the most common form of long term pain. Hip fractures, which cause sharp and sudden pains and require immediate professional care.
Hip pain is diagnosed by:
- Fluid Tests
- MRI scan
- CT scan
Home remedies and care
Refrain from activities that increase hip pain. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time. Sleep on the opposite side from where the hip pain is located. Elevating the painful joint can relieve swelling and pain.