Hip conditions

Typical hip pain is felt deep in the groin area. A sudden groin pain experienced by athletes is typically a groin strain.

Osteoarthritis (wear and tear)

Osteoarthritis (wear and tear), occurs where the cartilage is gradually worn away, causing inflammation in the joint. It is more common in those who are overweight, as this puts more strain on the joints; or in those who have had an injury to the area.


Tendinitis is an inflammation of the muscle tendons, as previously discussed on this page.


Bursitis as stated before, is an inflammation of the bursa which is a protective, fluid-filled sac. In the hip, there are two bursae; one at the top of the hip joint, the trochanter, and the iliopsoas bursa. Typically, the trochanteric bursa becomes inflamed, producing pain at the top of the leg, where it joins the hip.( Iliopsoas bursitis presents as a groin pain).

Bursitis is caused by overuse, such as in marathon runners, in cycling, or from injury.

Please note

Hip pain may be referred from other sources; typically sacroiliac problems or the result of a prolapsed disc, or from the knee.

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