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10 Hip Pain Causes

Hip pain is a very common health issue that would be triggered by many different causes. Based on the exact area of your pain, there might be some helpful clues about the possible causes. You can feel the sensation both inside and outside of the hip. Pain within this area tends to make you feel discomfort right inside the groin or hip, while outside pain would result in many issues with soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Keep reading to find out the 10 most common causes of hip pain.


If your hip pain occurs on the outside or around the buttocks or thigh, then bursitis might be the cause. This condition is the inflammation of the bursa, which is fluid-filled sacs cushioning bones and soft tissues. When they are irritated due to repetitive movements, you might experience painful sensations around the areas. Some other causes might be bad postures, hip bone spurs, injuries, or overused joints. Bursitis is a common health issue, especially in elderly people. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk by avoiding repetitive tasks. Several possible treatment options include physical therapy, corticosteroid injection, OTC drugs, or assistive devices. [1]