The hip joint is a ball and socket joint supported by a capsule, ligaments and very large muscles. hip pain can be debilitating making it difficult to walk, run and jump. When the hip joint loses its stability from its supporting structures from small, micro-injuries, damage to the joint can occur.
Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Hip pain can sometimes be caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back. This type of pain is called referred pain