Front hip pain

Pain at the front of the hip is usually due to an injury to the hip flexors. The iliopsoas muscles can sometimes get stretched creating a tear or strain with associated front hip pain. Front hip pain can also be referred from the lumbar spine. Hip biomechanics can play a factor in front hip pain. In acute or chronic situations hernia related issues can refer to the front of the hip.

Femoroacetabular impingement as well as iliopsoas bursitis can cause front hip pain. In most cases hip pain at the front is due a joint problem. Injuries and conditions that cause this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • Rectus Femoris Tendon Rupture

    The rectus femoris is one of the powerful quadriceps muscles. A rupture of the tendon at the top of the muscle near the hip can result from overuse or explosive loads on the muscle.

  • 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.

  • 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 Pointer

    A hip pointer occurs following an impact to the iliac crest at the top of the hip bone or the greater trochanter or bony protrusion on the outside of the thigh bone.

  • 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.

  • Rectus Femoris Avulsion

    Rectus Femoris Avulsion

    A rectus femoris avulsion fracture occurs where a strong contraction of the rectus femoris muscle pulls the tendon and a small piece of bone away from the attachment point.

  • Ilium Apophysitis

    Ilium apopysitis is an overuse injury which occurs in children and adolescents at the front of the pelvis. An apophysis is a area of growth of a bone which also acts as a point for muscles to attach to.

  • 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.