What’s Causing Your Hip to Hurt?

The location of the hip pain is a clue to determining the cause


Many people complain that their hips hurt. Osteoarthritis is one possible cause, but it’s not the only one. The first step in figuring out what’s causing hip pain is to consider the location of the pain. Hip pain may be felt deep inside the joint (often in the groin), on the side of the hip or, less commonly, on the back of the hip near the buttocks.

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