Common Hip Pain Symptoms
Hip pain can be felt in a variety of places, on the outside of your hip, inside the hip joint, near your groin, or in your thigh or buttock region, depending on the cause. Specific information about your pain can help pain doctors accurately diagnose the source and create an effective treatment plan.
Your hip pain may feel sharp and sudden, or achy, dull, and constant. Some patients report burning pain in their hip that becomes intense when pressed or touched.
If your hip or pelvic pain started with an injury or specific activity, be certain to tell your hip pain specialist about this event. It provides important clues.
Does your pain worsen when you try to bear weight on your hip and pelvic joints? Do you feel pain when you move after long periods of rest or during strenuous physical activities?
- Do you have other symptoms?
Does your hip joint feel stiff or swollen in addition to being painful?. Do you notice a decreased range of motion, or the sensation that the hip is locking or catching when you move?
Pain that is treated easily with ice or heat and over-the-counter medication may not require medical attention. But if the pain lasts for more than a week, or is keeping you up at night, it’s time to talk to a doctor.