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Hip pain is any pain in the hip joint, which is where the top of the leg meets the pelvis. Pain can occur on the front, back, inside, outside, or all around the hip area, and can also be sharp or dull, sudden, or slowly growing in intensity. You may feel it most of the time or it may come and go with certain activities (such as exercise).
At Dignity Health, we are proud to have teams of orthopedic specialists to treat patients with hip pain in the Bay Area.
You may also notice these symptoms paired with hip pain:
See your doctor for ongoing hip pain, or if it keeps you from your normal activities.
Hip pain can be caused by a problem with the hip joint itself or the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other structures in and around the hip joint.
These causes can include:
A detailed description of your symptoms will help your doctor diagnose the underlying cause. Your doctor will additionally ask about your health history and perform a physical exam, pressing on and around your hip joint and other parts of your body.
You may need these tests to help with a diagnosis:
Your doctor will discuss next steps with you and develop a treatment plan that may include rest and other care at home, physical therapy, medication and surgery to repair damage to the hip.
If you’re searching for dependable and effective treatment for hip pain in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Redwood City, use our Find a Doctor tool to locate an orthopedic specialist near you.
Dignity Health is relied on for hip pain treatment by patients across the Bay Area.