Hip pain is a very common complaint that can occur in anyone from adolescents to seniors. It can be initiated by starting a new athletic activity, body changes during pregnancy, inactivity, or repetitive strain.
Problems within the hip joint typically result in pain on the inside of your hip or groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. Hip pain is sometimes caused by diseases and conditions in other areas of your body, such as your lower back or your knees. This is called referred pain.
Common conditions associated with hip pain are bursitis, arthritis, tendinitis, sprains and strains, and referred pain from disc herniations, and degenerative joint or disc changes in the lower spine. Most hip pain is well managed with a combination of massage therapy and chiropractic care, and often a few simple exercises and lifestyle or ergonomic changes can help to avoid future flare ups of hip pain.