Hip pain may be caused by arthritis, injuries or other problems.


  1. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  2. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  3. Psoriatic arthritis
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  5. Septic arthritis


  1. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  2. Hip fracture
  3. Hip labral tear
  4. Inguinal hernia
  5. Sprains
  6. Tendinitis

Pinched nerves

  1. Meralgia paresthetica
  2. Sacroiliitis
  3. Sciatica


  1. Advanced (metastatic) cancer that has spread to the bones
  2. Bone cancer
  3. Leukemia

Other problems

  1. Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow)
  2. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (in children)
  3. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  4. Osteoporosis
  5. Synovitis

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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May 20, 2021