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 your doctor if you feel you have a serious medical problem.
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?
Your pain and deformity may be from a HIP FRACTURE.
See your doctor right away.
Your pain may be from BRUISED HIPS.
See your doctor. Use ice and an anti-inflammatory medicine to relieve the pain.
Your hip pain may be from ARTHRITIS.
Try an anti-inflammatory medicine. If you don’t feel better, see your doctor.
You may have a CONGENITAL HIP PROBLEM, a deformity of the hip joint that began before birth.
See your doctor.
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.
This could be related to a number of disorders, including a SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS.
See your doctor.
For more information, please talk with your doctor. If you think the problem is serious, call your doctor right away.