The Most Common Causes of Hip Pain

Persistent hip pain is a major issue for patients who are looking to get the most out of their lives. When hip pain does not subside, it can make every aspect of your daily routine far more problematic than expected. That is why it is important to address the root causes of hip pain before the condition has a chance to worsen. Read on to learn more about the most common causes so that hip pain can be addressed as quickly as possible.

The Most Common Causes of Hip Pain

Inherited Structural Conditions

There are numerous patients who can attribute their hip pain to conditions that they were born with. These conditions can also be referred to as structural abnormalities. Depending on the severity of the condition, a patient may start to experience pain as a child, or these symptoms may not show themselves until later in life.


Injuries that lead to hip pain are common for those who participate in organized sports. If an injury takes place that damages the hip, chronic pain can often start to take place. A car accident or a repetitive strain injury will also lead to hip pain, so patients who have experienced either form of trauma should take the time to address it.


One of the common causes of hip pain. Bursitis is often associated with painful swelling. If the bursa within the hip starts to experience swelling, this irritation will cause great pain and may not subside with traditional treatment methods. This is when the assistance of a professional becomes paramount.


When arthritis develops, pain and swelling in the joints become far more commonplace. Arthritis in the hips is especially common and can often require professional treatment. There are a few different types of arthritis in the hips that the patient must be aware of. Whether you are experiencing osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, each of these afflictions could be the cause of any persistent hip pain you are experiencing.

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If you are experiencing hip pain, it is vital to have a timely diagnosis. This will ensure that you are able to get the treatment you need to alleviate your symptoms. Dr. Alexander McLawhorn is available to help you determine what is causing your hip pain so that you can find relief. Schedule a consultation at our New York, New York, office by calling 212-606-1065 or our Stamford, Connecticut, office at 203-705-2113.

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