Hip Problems

Follow this chart to gain insight into some common causes of hip pain.

Our trusted Symptom Checker is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. Find a possible diagnosis by choosing a symptom and answering a few simple questions.

Remember, be sure to consult with you doctor if you feel you have a serious medical problem.

Step 2

Answering Questions

  • Did you fall or suddenly feel your hip give way?

  • Do the toes on your leg on the side of your injured hip seem to turn out, and does it hurt to straighten, lift or stand on your leg?

  • Do you have stiffness, swelling, redness or pain in any other joints?

  • Have you felt a “click” in your hip or occasional pain with activity?

  • Do you have pain in the back of your hip that starts in your lower back and travels into your buttocks or into your leg?

  • Is the person a child with pain in the knees, hips or groin?

Step 3

Possible Causes

  • Diagnosis

    Your pain and deformity may be from a HIP FRACTURE.


    Self Care

    URGENT
    See your doctor right away.


  • Diagnosis

    Your pain may be from BRUISED HIPS.


    Self Care

    URGENT
    See your doctor right away.


  • Diagnosis

    Your hip pain may be from ARTHRITIS.


    Self Care

    Try an anti-inflammatory medicine. If you don’t feel better, see your doctor.


  • Diagnosis

    You may have a CONGENITAL HIP PROBLEM, a deformity of the hip joint that began before birth.


    Self Care

    See your doctor.


  • Diagnosis

    Your symptoms may be from SCIATICA, a pinched nerve. If the pain shoots down your leg near your knee or to your foot, this could be from a RUPTURED DISK.


    Self Care

    Heat, anti-inflammatory medicine and rest may help. See your doctor if the pain continues or if it travels down the leg. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop difficulty controlling urination or bowel movements.


  • Diagnosis

    This could be related to a number of disorders, including a SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS.


    Self Care

    See your doctor.


  • Diagnosis


    Self Care

    See your doctor.