Hip pain is a common condition that refers to pain around the groin, inside or outside of the hip joint, thigh, and buttocks. It can affect people of all ages and can be caused by a variety of reasons such as overuse, injury, car accident, arthritis, muscle stiffness/sprains, fractures, tumors, and inflammation of the tissues in the region. Sometimes, pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin, can also radiate to the hip.
A diagnosis is made through a thorough history and physical examination, imaging studies such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and diagnostic injections.
Hip pain often responds to simple over-the-counter drugs (to relieve pain and inflammation), mild exercises (including stretching and swimming), and physical therapy to improve the mobility of the hip joint. If the pain persists and a more aggressive treatment plan is needed, there are a variety of non-invasive, minimally invasive treatments. These treatments include injections, biological injections (PRP, bone marrow), surgery, and nerve stimulation.