Hip pain running

Pain in the hip when running can be caused by bursitis due to the changing dynamics and movement of the hip. This is usually an overuse injury and these type of running injuries with pain can also be from a tight hamstring or a stiff iliotibial band (ITB).

The pain can be dull, sharp, burning, aching, rubbing or a popping feeling. Hip pain on running can also be due to an acute injury such as a strain of one of the muscle groups. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • 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.