Hip Sprains and Pain
Pain in the region of the hip can come from problems in the joint itself or surrounding muscle and tendons. Pain in the groin, buttock, lateral hip area, and radiating down thigh can all be related to hip pathology. Depending on the location and nature of the discomfort, as well as aggravating and relieving factors can help establish the diagnosis. Problems such as bursitis, tendonitis, labral tearing, and muscle strains are common in the hip. Examination by the doctor and testing such as X-rays or MRI may used to identify the problems. Treatments can include medications, therapy, injections, and even surgery.