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Most hip pains will start to settle in 8-24 weeks.

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems.

The pain can be felt in the groin, on the outside of your pelvis, in your buttock and down the front or side of your thigh. These symptoms may occur from irritation to the hip bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons around the area. Often pain from the back can be felt around the hip too.

Most hip pains will start to settle in 8-24 weeks.

Symptoms to check

Click the plus sign to see a list of problems that could be a sign you may need to be checked urgently

Get advice now from 111 if:

  • The hip pain was caused by a serious fall or accident 
  • Your leg is deformed, badly bruised or bleeding
  • You are unable to move your hip or bear any weight on your leg
  • You have numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks
  • You have a change to your bladder and bowel control or difficulty peeing
  • You have a raised temperature and you feel unwell
  • You have a fever or a rash
  • Your hip pain came on very suddenly and you have sickle cell anaemia

These problems could be a sign of something more serious and may need to be checked urgently 

Immediate medical advice is available by contacting NHS 111

Exercises & Resources area

Exercises & Resources

If you have already received a diagnosis from a medical professional you may find the following links helpful:

Referral Information

If your hip pain persists or you are not sure what to do, you can self-refer to see a local physiotherapist who can help you with your problem.