Hip pain in adults

The most common causes of hip pain we see in adults at The Harrison Clinic are;
Osteoarthritis – Inflammation of the tissues in and around the hip joint, damage to cartilage and if advancing bony growths (osteophytes) that develop around the edge of the hip joint.

Hip labral tears – A tear in the ring of cartilage surrounding the socket of the hip joint.
Bursitis – Inflammation and swelling of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) over your hip joint.
Iliotibial band syndrome – Inflamed ligament that runs down the side of the thigh.

Hip problems can lead to pain, stiffness and difficulty doing certain activities. Your hip joint sits in your groin area but often pain can be felt throughout the thigh down to the knee and in the buttock area. If you are struggling, seek advice from a professional who can advise the best course of action.

Melina Harrison BSc (Hons) Ost M.GOsC

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