Pain may be felt in and around the hip joint and the cause for pain is multifactorial. The exact position of your hip pain suggests the probable cause or underlying condition causing pain.
- Pain felt inside the hip joint or your front of the hip or groin area is more likely to be because of the problems within the hip joint. It can also be referred pain from facet joints in your lumbar area.
- Pain felt on the outer side of your hip, upper thigh or buttocks may be a result of the problems of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues surrounding the hip joint.
- Pain on the side of your hip may be caused by an inflamed greater trochanter bursa. Additionally, pain in the back of the hip or buttocks may be coming from the sacroiliac joint. These can be treated with injections.