Your hip is a very stable and strong joint. Most of the time you can treat your hip pain yourself with simple self-help treatments.
Some common problems we can see related to the hip are:
- Hip Arthritis
- Muscle and tendon related hip pain
Osteoarthritis is the normal cycle of wear and repair of your joints. The hip joint is the second most common joint affected by Osteoarthritis.
For further information please see the Versus Arthritis Website.
You may find this useful resource by NHS England helpful to understand the treatment choices available for hip osteoarthritis. You can talk about this further with your clinician according to your individual situation and needs during your consultation.
Muscle and tendon related hip pain
Gluteal tendinopathy, often referred to as greater trochanteric bursitis or greater trochanteric pain syndrome, causes pain over the outer (lateral) side of the hip, on the side of the upper leg. It is a common condition, more common in women.
Please see the resources below for further information.
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - CLCH
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome-Infographic - CLCH
- How to manage your tendon pain