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A 56-year-old member asked:

what could cause severe hip pain?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Many things: Here is the list - osteoarthritis, gout, strain, labral tear, inguinal hernia, sports hernia, avascular necrosis, bone contusion, tendonitis/bursitis, pinched nerve in lower back, etc. As you can see, the list is pretty long. Remember, common things are common, so things like arthritis, strains/sprains and tendonitis tend to top the list. Lastly, see your physician if the pain persists.
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Probably arthritis: Get it evaluated and x rayed and then you will know.
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple causes: Hip pain can be from a number of causes in the joint, around the joint, or referred from the back. It is important to see an orthopedist who treats hips A through history and exam is needed. X-rays and possibly an MRI arthrogram may be ordered.

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Dr. Gustavo Carbone
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