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Hip Pain

Description

The hip’s ball-and-socket joint is the largest in the body. So when there’s hip pain, it usually causes difficulty with walking, standing, moving and even resting. At the root of most hip pain is another hip condition. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture

Signs & Symptoms

  • Discomfort
  • Dull ache
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain (emanating from or radiating to the hip)
  • Pain that worsens with activity

Tips & Treatment

  • Because treatment options depend on the root cause of the hip pain, seek the expertise of a well-qualified orthopedic physician.
  • Seek immediate medical attention for hip pain caused by trauma or high-force injury, if pain is sudden or intense, if joint appears abnormal or deformed, or if bearing weight is impossible.

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