Hip pain consists of pain causing lack of movement on both sides of the body, at the top of the legs. Examples of hip pain include trauma, laying on your side for a longer period, overuse, muscle stiffness, sitting in an awkward position, sprains, or strains from activity.
TSome of the conditions that commonly cause hip pain are: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These are the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation of the hip joint and the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions your hip bones.
Problems within the hip joint end to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin area. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that encompass your hip joint.