Hip Pain

The major cause of hip pain is hip bursitis. However, arthritis, tendinitis and muscle strains can also play a role in hip pain. Symptoms may include dull aches, shooting pain, and swelling around the inner or outer thighs, hip joints, groin, and buttocks. Pain here usually worsens with activity.

Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory aids may help as can the application of heat or cold. A physical therapist can help with low-impact exercises, stretches for the groin as well as the quadriceps and hamstrings and resistance training to build up strength in the area.

Why Does My Hip Burn?

Bursitis is the most common cause of hip pain. Bursitis happens when the bursa becomes inflamed — which typically occurs from repetitive movement. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac between the hip bone and the pelvis and it helps reduce friction.

I Can’t Lift My Leg

If you suffer pain while trying to lift your leg, you could have a herniated disc, hamstring injury or a groin strain. It’s important to talk with your doctor or physical therapist so they can diagnose your medical problem and properly treat you.
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