Common Hip Pain Symptoms: What Do They Mean?

Your hip supports the weight of your body and is one of your most active joints. Pain in your hip can keep you from living the life you want. In this guide, we go through different hip pain symptoms and what they mean.

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Hip pain symptoms and common causes
I feel hip pain at night from lying on the side
I feel hip pain on my right or left side above the hip
I feel hip pain when or after I sit
I feel hip pain from running
I feel hip pain radiating down the leg to the foot
Exercises and stretches to relieve common forms of hip pain
How do I know if my hip pain is serious?
Don’t let hip pain stop you in your tracks

Your hip is one of the largest joints in your body. It is a major weight-bearing joint that undergoes considerable stress during everyday activities like standing, walking, and running.1

The stresses placed upon your hip when you walk can be up to 5 times your body weight. If you’re carrying a load, running, or climbing stairs, the stress on your hips is higher.2

Even if you do not lead a very active lifestyle, your hips undergo considerable strain during everyday tasks and occupational activities. Your hip joint is built to withstand stressors, but it is not indestructible. With age, the cartilage in the hip can become worn down. Hip bones may break due to a fall or injury. Muscles and tendons can be damaged due to overuse. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain symptoms. But if you are suffering from hip pain, how can you tell what might be causing your discomfort?

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