Pain around the groin, inside or outside of the hip joint, thigh, buttocks can be categorized as “hip pain”. Hip pain is a common condition affecting people of different ages. Hip pain can develop based on a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons include: overuse, injury, arthritis, muscle stiffness/sprains, fractures, tumors, inflammation of the tissues in the region, etc. Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin, can radiate to the hip. A diagnosis is made based on a thorough history and physical exam, imaging studies (X-ray, CT, MRI), and diagnostic injections.
Hip pain often responds to simple over-the-counter drugs (to relieve pain and inflammation), mild exercises (including stretching and swimming), and physical therapy to improve the mobility of the hip joint. If the pain persists and a more aggressive treatment plan is needed, there are a variety of non-invasive, minimally invasive treatments. These treatments include injections, biological injections (PRP, bone marrow), surgery, and nerve stimulation.