Frontal Hip Pain and thigh pain
THE LOCATION OF THE PAIN IS ONLY HALF THE STORY. THE CIRCUMSTANCE OF THE PAIN GIVES OUT ITS ORIGIN. What listed below is a typical presentation of a particular pain. Feel free to substitute age, gender, right or left side, occupation, circumstance to see if the pain story fits well with any unique situation. Additionally, please check these following links for more pain patterns.
Pain from hip joint, bone and joint capsule.
Pain from a fractured hip joint, in the buttock area. This is not a common site for hip joint pain.
This is from a 76 year old lady who had this pain for 9 months. She was investigated and treated for "sciatica" by orthopedics. She was not checked for hip joint nor pelvis diseases. Without pain relief from epidural steroid injection and physical therapy, she went to a pain doctor. A hip X-ray showed hip socket fracture. She was referred to another orthopedics for cast and further workup.
Hip pain, front groin area
Sharp deep groin pain, worse with movement, but it is local and not traveling down. Likely pectineus muscle pain.
Physical therapy and an injection by a pain doctor may be helpful.
Deep back and groin pain to upper medial thigh. Lifting the leg worsens the pain. This is likely psoas or iliopsoas pain.
Hip pain, on the side
For these following conditions, minor steroid injections may help the pain...
Lateral part of the hip is where the pain is. This is likely trochanteric bursitis. Very common.
Pain is deep inside buttock. It is likely gluteus medius myalgia.
Pain is on the lateral middle hip. It is likely gluteus minimus muscle pain. The pain may travel down the side of the leg.
Pain is deep inside buttock half way between tailbone and trochanter. Pirifiormis myalgia.
Pain is over most buttock. It is likely gluteus maximus myalgia. Swimmer's pain.
Pain is on the lateral frontal surface. It is tensor fascia lata muscle pain. The pain may travel down the side of the leg.
Hip and thigh pain, front and back
Medial thigh pain
Obturator nerve neuralgia, right thigh
Medial thigh pain with burning sensation. There also may be hip adductor weakness with gait instability and abnormal gait and walking. This is obturator neuropathy.
Anterior thigh and leg pain
Femoral nerve neuralgia
Burning tingling pain in frontal part of the leg. Likely femoral nerve impingement at groin area.