Sore hips

Sore hips can feel like a burning or inflamed feeling in the hip joint and can be from a strain or tear. The hips can also be sore when there is a biomechanical issue or an impingement due to a bone spur, osteophyte or loose body within the joint. Swelling can cause a sore hip
 especially within the capsule and this could be from osteoarthritis, labrum tear, degeneration or a fracture.

Sore hips can also be associated with a tightness or laxity both within the joint, joint capsule or surrounding area. Injuries and conditions that cause 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.

  • 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 acetabulumm which acts as cushioning for the joint. A tear can cause hip and groin pain and make the joint stiff. This hip injury can be caused by a direct impact or come on gradually through degeneration. Read more on the causes, symptoms and treatment here.

  • Synovitis of the Hip

    Synovitis offen occurs in sports people alongside another hip joint injury. Treating the original cause or co-existing condition is key to recovering from hip synovitis. Symptoms include difficulty walking and night pain, which sometimes radiates further down the leg. This condition can also affect young children, which may be linked to the presence of a virus.

  • Osteoarthritis in the Hip

    Osteoarthritis - Hip

    Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition resulting from wear and tear in the hip. The cartilage that covers the hip joint facilitates movement, so when this degenerates, mobility reduces while pain and stiffness increases. It is common in older people over the age of 50, especially women. Although there is no cure, there several things you can do to ease the pain and help slow down degeneration.

  • 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.