Hip pain in adults
Most cases ofhip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
Thispage aims to give youa better idea of whether Osteoarthritis or something more unusual is causing your hip pain, and what you can do about it.
However, don't try to diagnose the cause of your hip pain yourself this should always be a matter for your doctor.
Read about hip pain in children .
Read about hip pain in adults, including the possible causes, when to seek medical advice, and how to manage it at home.
The symptoms of osteoarthritis can vary greatly from person to person, but if it affects the hip, it will typically cause: mild inflammation of the tissues in and around the hipjoint damage to cart
If your hip pain is related to exercising or other types of regular activity: cut down on the amount of exercise you do if it's excessive always warm up before exercising and stretch afterwards