Chronic hip pain

Chronic hip pain is long term pain in the hip, or hip pain, which may have developed gradually. The patient is unlikely to know a specific time when they noticed an injury occur. Chronic hip pain may also develop following an acute or sudden onset hip injury, which has not healed properly. Chronic hip pain can be due to an injury to the bones, soft tissue, cartilage, or ligaments.

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    This injury occurs when there is a fracture at the neck or top of the thigh bone. It is more common in boys aged 11 to 16 years old and occurs gradually over a period of time.

  • Rectus Femoris Tendon Inflammation

    The rectus femorisis the large quadricep muscle running down the middle of the front of the thigh. Its function is to lift up the knee and straighten the leg.

  • Labral Tear of the Hip Joint

    Labral Tear - Hip

    A labral tear of the hip joint is a tear to the cartilage lining of the hip joint called the acetabulum which acts as cushioning for the joint.

  • Synovitis of the Hip

    Synovitis offen occurs in sports people in conjunction with another hip joint injury.

  • Osteoarthritis in the Hip

    Osteoarthritis - Hip

    Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition resulting from wear and tear in the hip. We look at symptoms, causes and treatment options.

  • Pelvic Stress Fracture

    Pelvic Stress Fracture

    A pelvic stress fracture is a hairline type fracture in the large pelvis bone. This is due to repetitive impacts or forces, rather than one sudden impact or accident.

  • Hip Bursitis

    Hip Bursitis

    Hip bursitis, also known as Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid between tendon and bone which prevents friction. The bursa can become inflamed causing pain in the hip.

  • Perthes' Disease

    Perthes' Disease

    Perthes' disease affects children, most commonly aged between four and eight, but can also occasionally occur in younger children and teenagers.

  • Iliopsoas Bursitis

    Iliopsoas bursitis is inflammation of the bursa which sits under the Iliopsoas muscle at the front of the hip. It is sometimes also called Iliopectineal bursitis.

  • Hip Tendonitis

    Hip tendonitis is inflammation of any one of a number of tendons in the hip although degeneration of the tendon is probably a more accurate description.

  • Hip Pain

    Hip pain or hip joint pain often develops gradually and can be from a number of causes. Labral tears and Osteoarthritis are more common, especially in older athletes who have been highly active in their 20's and 30's. Hip pain in children is often diagnosed as Perthe's disease. Here we list the causes of hip pain.

  • Groin Pain

    The most common cause of pain in the groin is an acute groin strain and this is frequently seen in twisting and turning sports such as American football, rugby and soccer.  Whereas acute groin strains can take 2 to 3 weeks to recover, chronic groin injuries can take months if not years to clear up, often because there are several possible causes.