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Pain in One Hip Overview

Another name for Pain in One Hip is Hip Pain.

What is hip pain?
A person with hip pain has discomfort in the hip. Hip pain may be caused by injury, inflammation or infection. Common causes include arthritis, hip bursitis, hip synovitis, hip strain, and hip injury.

What are the symptoms of hip pain?
Symptoms depend on the underlying cause for the hip pain. Symptoms that occur with hip pain may include hip swelling, hip bruising, hip stiffness, hip tenderness, and warmth or redness to the skin overlying the hip joint. Additional symptoms that may occur with hip pain include fever, difficulty walking, and limping.

How does the doctor treat hip pain?
Treatment depends on the underlying cause for the hip pain. Treatment for hip pain may include rest, leg elevation, cold compresses, crutches, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Treatment for hip pain may also include physical therapy, antibiotics, warm compresses, and corticosteroids. In some cases, hip joint replacement surgery is required.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pain in One Hip References
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