Hip Pain

Hip Pain

Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh or in your groin.

Snapping hip syndrome, also known as dancer’s hip, is a condition in which you hear a snapping sound or feel a snapping sensation in your hip when you walk, run, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around.

Most muscle strains (pulled muscles) are caused by overstretching muscles. Strains may be minor or more severe, such as a torn muscle or tendon.

Total hip replacement surgery replaces the upper end of the thighbone (femur) with a metal ball and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone with a metal shell and plastic liner. New joint material replaces damaged cartilage.

A hip (acetabular) labral tear is damage to cartilage and tissue in the hip socket.

A hip fracture is a break near the upper part or “neck” of the thighbone (femur). It usually happens near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint.

Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons, and skin, which decrease rubbing, friction, and irritation.

Arthritis is acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, and conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults.

A hamstring strain is an injury to the group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh, which allows you to bend your leg at the knee. Unfortunately, hamstring strains are both common and painful.