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Pain and Injury Rehab

Hip Pain – It hurts to move my hip

Where hip pain is felt

Hip pain is a condition that needs further classification to be able to identify its origin. For simplicity, hip pain can be divided into inner and outer hip pain. Both conditions are commonly mechanical in nature, meaning they are a result of how we move or use our bodies. With this complicated process, it’s important to work with a professional team to get the proper pain and injury rehab.

Where hip pain is felt is very important as it helps to diagnose what muscles or joints may be involved. The location can determine if you’re dealing with hip pain or sciatica.

If you are experiencing hip pain near the groin or hip crease, this would be an example of inner hip pain. If you have inner hip pain, it is more likely that your symptoms are coming from the hip joint itself.

If you are experiencing hip pain near the buttocks or the side of the hip/thigh, this would be an example of outer. If you have outer hip pain, it is more likely that your symptoms are referring from your low back.

With either condition, improper joint movement, or tight muscles, from the hip or the low back respectively, could be causing symptoms near or around the hip.

How do I know if my pain is coming from my hip?

While laying on your back, cross the ankle of the affected side just above the opposite knee, making a figure 4, and applying pressure to the knee that is bent (FABER Test). If you have the reproduction of inner hip pain, you may have true hip joint involvement, which will need immediate pain and injury rehab.