Hip Pain Overview
Patient Comments Read 4 Comments
The hip is a ball and socket joint that attaches the leg to the torso of the body. In the hip joint, the head of the femur (thighbone) swivels within the acetabulum, the socket, made up of pelvic bones. While many causes of hip pain can arise from the joint itself, there are numerous structures surrounding the hip that can also be the source of pain.
Trauma is often the cause of hip pain, but any source of inflammation may cause pain in the hip area. Pain is one of the symptoms of inflammation, along with swelling, warmth, and redness; together these are signals that a problem may exist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/10/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Hip Pain
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Hip Pain:
Hip Pain - Experience
Please describe your experience with hip pain.
Hip Pain - Treatment
What was effective in treating your hip pain?
Hip Pain - Cause
What was the cause of your hip pain?