What Are the Causes of Hip Pain?
There are many causes of hip joint pain. Some hip pain is temporary, while other hip pain can be long-term or chronic. Causes of hip pain include arthritis, rheumatic and non-rheumatic calcifications, hip fractures, sprains, infectious arthritis (septic arthritis), avascular necrosis, femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, Gaucher’s disease, sciatica, muscle tension, iliotibial band syndrome (IT band syndrome), bursitis and hematoma is found.
What Symptoms and Signs Accompany Hip Pain?
Symptoms associated with hip pain, depending on the cause, include:
loss of movement in the hip,
swelling on the buttocks,
inability to lie on hips.
How Is Hip Pain Diagnosed?
Your physician diagnoses hip pain by history and physical examination. Physical examination maneuvers, such as turning the hip in and out, can be used to detect positions that aggravate pain. Tenderness can be elicited by tapping on the inflamed areas. Straight leg raises can detect signs of sciatica. A physician may use imaging studies, including X-ray charts, CT scans, and MRI scans, to further identify the causes of hip pain.