The hip joint is a complex ball and socket joint. Problems with the hip joint, often give rise to symptoms of pain and discomfort in the buttock region, the groin, the side of the hip. On occasion’s problems in the hip can cause knee pain.
The common causes of hip pain is osteoarthritis. Other causes of hip pain, include rheumatoid arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, tendonitis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), muscle strains and problems with the back (lumbar spine pathology).
Translated, arthritis means inflammation of joints. The symptoms associated with arthritis, often include pain and difficulty in moving joints (stiffness).
The commonest problem with the hip joint is osteoarthritis. Patients often complain of groin pain, which is worse on walking.
Trochanteric bursitis is a common disorder that affects the (lateral) side of the hip or hips. The trochanter is the hipbone formed at the end of the femoral neck (the femur bone, or thighbone).
Sciatica is a condition from the lumbar spine (back) where tissue which sits between the vertebrae (bones in the spine), slips and causes irritation on nerves that are passing through to the legs.