Your hip is one of your largest weight-bearing joints. It’s there to support you whether you’re standing in place or walking from one errand to the next. Unfortunately, hip pain is an all too common complaint, especially as you get older.
As you age, you can injure this ball and socket joint. Or, you may develop an underlying medical condition. Anything affecting one of the joint’s many components — whether it’s the bones, muscles, joints, or tendons located in or around the hip area — can also cause you hip discomfort. The pain you experience in your hip can also radiate to other parts of your body, such as down your thigh or in your groin area.