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Athletic & Non-Arthritic Hip Pain

What Is Athletic & Non-Arthritic Hip Pain?

Hip pain can have many different causes. If you are an athlete, weekend warrior or just working around the house, you know hip pain can stop you from enjoying your favorite activities. Athletic and non-arthritic hip pain refers to any pain in the hip area that is not caused by arthritis. Non-arthritic hip pain can be caused by many conditions and injuries, including:

  • Overuse in sports or daily activities

  • A sudden injury to the hip, such as from a collision, fall or car accident

  • Dislocation

  • Fracture

  • Sprains or strains

  • Pinched nerves

  • Pain from previous surgeries

The team at Temple Health is here to help you recover and get back to the things you love most – whether that’s a friendly game of basketball, a walk around the block, an upcoming race, gardening or enjoying time with your family.


The signs and symptoms of hip pain may vary depending on the cause of your injury or condition. Symptoms of hip pain may include:

  • Pain during activity – You may feel sharp pain or a dull, achy sensation while walking, running, going up or down stairs, or walking across uneven surfaces.

  • Limping – Hip pain may cause noticeable limping during everyday movement or during certain activities.

  • Decreased range of motion – Your injury or condition may limit the range of motion in your hip, causing you to take shorter strides or keeping you from bending over or crouching down to the floor.

  • Chronic pain – Sometimes, hip pain is chronic throughout the day, regardless of activity level.

Treatment Options

If your hip pain does not go away after a few days of rest and self-care at home, contact an orthopedic or sports medicine provider. A specialist can order additional tests and create a treatment plan tailored to your injury, helping you get off the sidelines and back to the things you love.

Treatment for hip pain may include:

  • Physical therapy – A physical therapist will work closely.

  • Medication – Anti-inflammatories can often help relieve symptoms related to hip pain.

  • Injections – Corticosteroid injection may be recommended to alleviate inflammation in the hip and allow you to focus on strengthening and stretching to return to your activities.

  • Surgery – If conservative measures do not address your hip symptoms, your provider may discuss surgical options. Temple Health is pleased to offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including hip arthroscopy and arthroscopic labrum surgery to help repair hip injuries.

  • Revision surgery – If you’ve had previous hip surgery and begin to experience hip pain once again, the surgeons at Temple Health are here to help. We’ll work closely with you to address pain from prior surgeries and address any new symptoms you are experiencing.

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If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of athletic & non-arthritic hip pain, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

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