Hip swelling

Swelling in the hip joint. This is not always obvious due to the deep joint capsule. Patients may feel pressure in the hip joint or a warm inflamed or burning sensation. Hip swelling can be due to a muscle tear or inflamed bursa. In some cases an infection or reaction can cause swelling in the hip and medical attention should be sought. Arthritis can cause hip swelling and is associated with pain. In trauma a hip fracture or labrum tear will cause hip swelling.

Hip swelling may always not necessarily be from the hip and could be an abdominal injury that as tracked downwards through gravity. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • Hip Sprain

    Hip Sprain

    A hip sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments surrounding the hip joint. This is a rare injury which may occur after a violent force on the leg over-stretches one or more ligaments.

  • 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.

  • 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.