Outer hip pain

Pain on the outside of the hip or lateral hip pain is associated with muscle, tendon, ligamentous or bone injuries surrounding the hip joint. The iliotibial band connecting to the tensor fascia latae can cause outer hip pain or friction and results in pain when tight. The greater trochanteric bursa is an outer hip pain source when inflamed


Referred injury from the back can also cause outer hip pain and this can be a radiating or burning pain. Stress fractures of the femur or pelvis can also elicit pain to the lateral side of the hip. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.