Hip Pain When Walking? Answers and Ideas for Treatment - hip pointers in older adults

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FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - Aug 15, 2012 - American Family Physician hip pointers in older adults


Nearly one in four people over the age of 60 will experience hip pain. With that many people suffering from it, is hip pain “just a part of getting old?”. The most common cause of chronic hip pain is arthritis, and the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common causes of hip pain, especially in older adults. Arthritis leads to inflammation.

Hip pointers commonly occur during contact sports, causing pain and tenderness to the hip. Learn about our Health Library: Hip Injuries, Age 12 and Older.