Common Causes of Hip Pain
You’ve probably heard of hip pain or had a relative with severe symptoms. However, did you know there are several different types of hip pain? They may include conditions such as fractures, osteoporosis, and transient synovitis.
This is probably not the most common cause of joint pain. In fact, only 1% of patients visit a family physician complaining of hip pain. However, it is particularly common as we grow older, and studies show that 14% of adults older than 60 experience this symptom almost daily. It can also happen in younger adults and even in children.
The causes of hip pain can be different depending on your age and underlying health problems.
- For instance, we can have musculoskeletal causes such as fractures and tendonitis.
- There are also systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and they can also affect the hip.
- Infectious causes can be triggered after trauma or surgery.
- In some cases, we can even experience hip pain when there’s nothing wrong with the joint. This is known as referred pain and happens in appendicitis, inguinal hernias, and other conditions.
In this article, we’re going to explore some of these causes and give you a brief overview of each.