These are some of the conditions that commonly cause hip pain:
Arthritis - Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation of the hip joint and the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions your hip bones. The pain gradually gets worse. People with arthritis also feel stiffness and have reduced range of motion in the hip.
Hip fractures - With age, the bones can become weak and brittle. Weakened bones are more likely to break during a fall.
Bursitis - Bursae are sacs of liquid found between tissues such as bone, muscles, and tendons. They ease the friction from these tissues rubbing together. When bursae get inflamed, they can cause pain. Inflammation of bursae is usually due to repetitive activities that overwork or irritate the hip joint.
Tendinitis - Tendons are the thick bands of tissue that attach bones to muscles. Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of the tendons. It's usually caused by repetitive stress from overuse.
Muscle or tendon strain - Repeated activities can put strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the hips. When they become inflamed due to overuse, they can cause pain and prevent the hip from working normally
Depending on the condition that's causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your:
2. Inside of the hip joint
4. Outside of the hip joint
6. Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin (from a hernia), can radiate to the hip.