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Common Causes of Hip Pain

Pain can be generated from structures that are within the hip joint or from structures surrounding the hip (Figure 1). The hip joint is a weight-bearing joint. The joint consists of two main parts: the ball (femoral head) and the socket (acetabulum of the pelvis). Pain can be anterior in the groin, lateral, posterior, or far posterior, including the SI joint and lower spine (Figure 2).
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