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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 fell getting  out of the bath tub one leg went under me.
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I was just laying in bed And I felt a sharp pain in my upper groin sharp pain when touched I play alot of sport swell any ideas ?
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i fell badly on my hip a few weeks ago, it didnt hurt i dont think much at the time, but now i have strange nerve like pains that appear to be there when im sitting and especially at night when trying to sleep its very painful, if i stay in the same position whilst sleeping and wake with the pain my hip seems like its paralized , its lke locked and i have to almost hold my leg to pull it to turn over, the pain gfgoes from hip down my thigh and crosses down the front of my leg almost like spasum, it comes and fades away, there is no pain in my back, i am fit energenic mrs sand workout also, can anybody help!
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My hip pain started from bike riding. The pain went from my left hip to my groin to start and now my whole left leg, knee and foot are in pain, day and night.
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omg my hip hurts so bad it feel like someone is sticking me a hot stick it come and go's haveing a MRI today i hope it show something . so i can be relive from this pain..
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Fell backwards onto my right hip while descending a steep slope, landed on large rocks.
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