Potential Causes of Hip Pain: Hip Issues Introduction

Hip pain can stem from:

  1. Injury or Accident
  2. Osteoarthritis – “the age-related wear and tear” caused by repeated movements, old trauma, infection or injury (Baxter Bell MD)
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis – autoimmune disease that causes an inflammatory response in the body
  4. Other Musculoskeletal Issues including muscle or tendon strain, or cumulative stress

[It’s important to note] that one of the deepest layers of the joint, the cartilage, does not have any nerve endings. This means you may not be aware of any damage to the cartilage until it is too late. Although cartilage doesn’t have nerve endings, the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments do. – Alice Louise Blunden