Hip Joint Pain

Hip joint pain occurs due to physical discomfort affecting the hip. It can be mild to severe. Hip joint pain occurs due to several health conditions such as arthritis, hip fracture, bursitis, tendinitis, muscle strain, hip labial tear, and osteonecrosis. The symptoms presenting along with hip pain are discomfort in the thighs, groin, and buttocks. It is managed by icing the affected region, giving rest, and taking pain-relieving medications.

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I have pinching at the front of my hip when getting into a deep squat position. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Just to give you a bit of a background, I am a young male who is heavily involved in sports. Several months ago, I noticed my left (non-dominant side) hip internal rotation is very low or practically non-existent. I also noticed pinching at the front of my hip when getting into a deep ...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not possible to come to any conclusion without a proof. You need to do an X-ray of the hip and pelvic joint. There might be anterior tilting of the pelvis because of which movement of the hip joint is restricted during internal rotation. In that case, it will ge...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money to the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirm regarding the status of the hip joint. As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking. Because of shor...  Read Full »

Why do I get sharp pain on left hamstring stretch even after hip adjustment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my hips adjusted about a year ago and the trainer who did it yanked my right leg to align my hips. It felt good at that time but the next day I had nerve pain down my left leg and into my lower back on the right side. Every time I stretch my left hamstring or sit in an L shape I g...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you might have your sacroiliac (SI) joint strained and the same is causing you pain in the back and the leg. You just need a good mobilization of the SI joint and lower spine. Along with some soft tissue work to relieve the pain and spasm. Nothing to w...  Read Full »

Is there any stretching exercise that will free up an unstable sacroiliac joint?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an unstable sacroiliac joint that gives me pain, which is relieved by adjustment for a few days. My doctor tells me it is not stabilized, but may become that way sometime in the future, but now needs frequent treatments. What should I do? Is there any stretching exercise that w...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, I would like you to do glute stabilization exercises as those exercises will help you stabilize your pelvis, and thereby your back and SI joint. Along with those stabilization exercises, some simple hip mobility exercises will help you reduce the load ...  Read Full »

I cannot stand because of sharp pain from hip. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a wound on my right ankle which lasted for some months and my right leg was hanged to enable blood flow to the leg. After two months, the leg was brought down and bandaged while I went for a normal dressing of the wound. I started using the bandage on th...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could be due to two reasons - one that is coming from the back and the other could be from the hip due to post-immobilization stiffness and possible wasting as you were in two months of immobilization. I would like you to get your pain diagnosed properly bef...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of hip pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hip pain in the lower back region. It is behind the buttock bone on the left side. As I twist my upper body towards the right side or just bend down front and move little to the right side there is pain. I am suffering from it for almost five months and still, the ...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, your SI (sacroiliac joint) joint would have got into a bit of dysfunction as it normally happens from faulty posture. In addition to the ice packs, I want you to do cobra raise exercise with left leg bent at the knee and...  Read Full »

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