Hip pain

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Tomohiro Hamahata

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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  • Hip joint pain whenever I go for a stroll

  • Sleeping is difficult because of hip pain

  • Hip pain gets worse when I try to sleep

  • Every step causes my hip to hurt

  • Pain in the hip joint

  • Sleeping makes my hip ache worse

  • Hip hurts when I go for a walk

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Pain the hip joint or hip pain can be on either or both sides. The pain may be pressing, sharp or dull in nature.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Recent weight loss

  • Recent fall

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Low back pain

  • Back pain

  • Impossible to walk normally

Possible Causes

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)

    Wear and tear of the joint cartilage over time. Risk factors include repetitive joint movements, and carrying heavy loads for many years.

  • Acute low back pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Spinal canal stenosis . spondylolisthesis
  • Cancer pain
  • Femoral head necrosis

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in your hip joints?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

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