Common causes of hip pain
Injury: Pain in the hip can be due to an injury such as a fracture, which needs critical attention.
Sprain or strain: Physical activities lead to strain or sprains in the hip.
Sciatica: Sciatica is a feeling in which you feel moderate to intense pain in your back, the buttocks, and legs.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Also known as RA, is a disease where healthy tissues are broken down by your own body’s immune system.
Polymyalgia rheumatica: This is an inflammatory condition that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the hip region.
Ankylosing spondylitis: A form of arthritis that affects your spine. It causes soreness and swelling in the vertebrae that leads to chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia: This is a condition that can affect any part of the human body and can amplify the painful sensation in your body.
Common symptoms of hip pain
- Moderate to intense pain
- Swelling in the hip region
- Loss of motion of the hip
- Pain hindering daily activities
- Difficulty while sleeping, climbing stairs, walking, etc.
When to consult a doctor for hip pain?
- Intense pain
- Inability to lift objects
- Inability to move your legs or hip
- Swelling or tenderness