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Learn about hip pain

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Taking a walk, gardening, dressing, getting in and out of a car, and walking up the stairs are activities we do every day. However, any of these become harder when your hip is painful or stiff.

There are many causes of hip pain. These may include arthritis, muscle strain, injuries, bursitis, and even infections.

At some point, you will need to see your doctor to diagnose and treat your problem.

A good first step can be to gain a clearer understanding about your pain and how it is changing your life.

To learn more on your own, you can:

  • Select the "Hip Pain Basics" menu option above for more information on this subject
  • Take the Hip Pain Assessment

If you have questions, please select the "Contact Us" menu option above.

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Review Date: 12/31/2018

Reviewed By: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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