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What was the cause of your hip pain?

Pain may arise from structures that are within the hip joint or from structures surrounding the hip.   The hip joint is a potential space. This means that normally there is a minimal amount of fluid inside the joint to allow the femoral head to glide in the socket of the acetabulum. Any illness or injury that causes inflammation will cause this space to fill with fluid or blood, stretching the hip capsule lining and resulting in pain.  Articular cartilage lines the femoral head and the acetabulum, allowing the bones to move within the joint with less friction. Also, the socket area of the acetabulum is covered with tough cartilage called the labrum. Just like any other joint cartilage, these areas can wear away or tear and become the source of pain. There are thick bands of tissue that surround the hip joint, forming a capsule. These help maintain the hip joint stability, especially with movement, keeping the femoral head firmly in the acetabulum.  Movement at the hip joint is possible because of the muscles and tendons that surround the hip and that attach across the hip joint, allowing the leg to move in different directions. Aside from controlling movement, these muscles also act together to maintain joint stability. There are large bursas (fluid-filled sacs) that surround areas of the hip and allow the muscles and tendons to glide more easily over bony prominences. Any of these structures can become inflamed.  Pain can be referred from other structures outside the hip joint, meaning that while the hip hurts, the problem may potentially originate elsewhere. Inflammation of the sciatic nerve as it arises from the spinal cord in the back can cause hip pain, especially if the L1 or L2 nerve roots are involved. Other types of nerve inflammation may manifest as hip pain, including pain arising in the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh, which is often inflamed in pregnancy. Pain from an inguinal or femoral hernia, or a sports hernia (athletic pubalgia) may also cause pain that is felt in the hip.   Hip pain is a nonspecific complaint that requires the health care professional to find the underlying cause from the many potential injuries or illnesses. The approach to the diagnosis of hip pain requires an open mind because the source of trauma or the cause of illness may not be readily apparent.Picture of the Anatomy of the Hip
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i have romanticism.high blood pressure and diabetics yesterday i started having pains on my right leg this morning i cant stand up
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Hey  I was playing a game of rugby and fell on my hip,what then can I use to treat it because in 4days time i'll be required to play again...
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Not sure what is causing my hip pain. After work, I drove home, got out of the car and that is when I noticed my hips were bothering me especially the  right one. Tried taking a bath and taking aleve but neither one is helping.
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My hip pain is hard to explain. I do not get it any other time except when Im lying on bed to sleep. To be honest there is no pain but my left hip and sometimes my right hip has a very uncomfortable feeling, it made me want to stretch my hips flat on the bed to make them crack,or lightly punch my hips, once crack only  temporaliy relief comes.
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had back surgery in 4/09,started having hip 4/2011
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My hip started hurting after starting a walking program.  It really hurts when I am sitting down and try to pick up my leg and try to cross it.  I am assuming this is all connected? Anyone else experienced this?
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