Hip Pain Causes, Treatments & More

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2. Symptoms

The cause of hip pain determines the symptoms, which typically involve discomfort in or around the hip joint, buttocks, groin, or thighs.2‘Arthritis of the Hip - Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment.’ Washington University Orthopedics, ortho.wustl.edu/content/Patient-Care/3207/Services/Hip-Knee/Adult-Reconstruction-and-Hip-Preservation-Overview/Arthritis-of-the-Hip.aspx. A person experiencing hip pain may also feel pain in other body parts, such as the back.

Likewise, the pain may noticeably increase with activity, especially in cases where arthritis is the cause. In addition to causing discomfort, hip pain may reduce a person's range of motion. Persistent hip pain may cause a person to develop a limp.

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