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What is your height and weight?
Any history of joint pain in any other part of the body?
Any blood work or X-Rays done recently?
Does the pain radiate to the leg?
Do you smoke?
Any history of diabetes?
Are you taking any medications?
No other joint pain.
No blood work or xrays.
Pain does NOT radiate to the legs.
Do not smoke.
No medications except Advil.
Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain.
However based upon your symptoms it is essential to undergo routine investigations like R.A factor,Uric Acid to rule out autoimmune or metabolic causes of this symptom.
In some cases X-Ray/MRI of lumbo-sacral joint may be advised to rule out compression of the sciatic nerve causing reffered pain to the hip.
Also a X-Ray of pelvis with both hip joint is also advised for further diagnosis and management.
If there is associated numbness and tingling chances are that these symptoms are related to nerve compression.
Another possible differential diagnosis may be Piriformis syndrome.
Piriformis syndrome results when the piriformis muscle deep in the hip irritates the sciatic nerve.
The consevative line of treatment may include