Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sore Hips (both hips) Overview

Another name for Sore Hips (both hips) is Hip Pain (bilateral).

What is hip pain (bilateral)?
A person with bilateral hip pain has discomfort in the structures of both hips. Hip pain may be caused by injury, irritation or inflammation of the skin, muscles, bones or joints in the hips.

What are the symptoms of hip pain (bilateral)?
Symptoms depend on the underlying cause for the bilateral 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. Other symptoms include fever, difficulty walking, and limping.

How does the doctor treat hip pain (bilateral)?
Treatment depends on the underlying cause for the bilateral hip pain. Treatment for hip pain may include rest, leg elevation, cold compresses, crutches, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some may benefit from physical therapy, antibiotics, warm compresses, and corticosteroids. A smaller number may benefit from hip joint replacement surgery.

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