Causes Of Hip Pain And
Hip Joint Pain

Here we're talking Hip Pain, which includes chronic pain in the hip joints, the causes of hip replacement pain, and activity-related hip injury.

If you fall down and bruise your butt, that's not what we're talking about (although that can become a real problem down the road).

In a Tendonitis context,  all long term pain in the hip (tightness, ache, pain, hip sciatica, hip joint pain and degenerative hip joint pain, etc), ALL stems from a tendonitis dynamic.

The tendonitis dynamic is a mechanism of slowly progressive muscle tightness, connective tissue tightness, inflammation, and nutritional insufficiency/deficiency, and all the negative factors (that) stem from that.  Any pain in hip area is going to involve a tendonitis dynamic.

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Hip Pain And Hip Joint Pain
Are Different Categories

We’re going to separate the hip pain topic from the hip joint pain topic.

Hip pain is defined here as pain in hip area, and specifically NOT a problem with the joint.

Hip joint pain has to do with issues with the boney joint itself.

So for example sciatica is an issue that causes pain in the hip, but osteoarthritis is an issue that involves the hip joint.  Separate categories.

The Longest Bone In Human Body can hurt anywhere but mostly does at the lower end (knee) or the top (hip).  Both top and bottom can be joint related or NOT joint related.

Below you will find the following topics:

Hip Pain

  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Hip Pain From Running
  • Hip Pain From Sitting
  • Hip Pain While Sleeping
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis


Hip Joint Pain

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Joint Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia surgery cost
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Recovery
  • Thigh Pain After Hip Replacement

Let’s talk Non-Hip Joint Pain topics first.

Causes Of Hip Pain

Hip pain just shows up one day. If you're honest with yourself, it's probably been around previously, but one day, you realize that there's actually something wrong with your hip.

It's hurt too long, or doesn't go away like it used to, or hurts more than it used to, or you're limited in some way physically that you weren't before.

What Causes Hip Pain?

The Tendonitis dynamic causes hip related pain.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

It's not the sports, it's not the sitting on your ass for most of the day, it's not the pain itself (more on that down the page).

Pain in the hip happens for a reason. Sports themselves DON'T cause hip pain.

Why Does Hip Pain Show Up?

Pain in hip area shows up because for months and months and years, you hip muscles and structures and ecology have become less and less optimal.  

That's what pain is telling you, that you need to correct a growing problem.

Doctors don't quite understand that concept, for some reason. They think that the pain is the problem. 'Hip Joint's wearing down? Let's cut into you and replace that thing!'

Why don't they ask WHY the hip joint is degenerating? It really boggles my mind.

Even in a Hip Tendonitis situation where a specific tendon is hurting, they always focus on the tendon itself and NOT the factors causing the tendon symptoms.

The tendon pain is just a symptom, not the actual problem!

So, what causes hip pain?

Increasing muscle tightness, increasing connective tissue constriction, the Process of Inflammation that releases Pain Enhancing Chemical, and nutritional issues. They all work together to more and more pain and limitation and eventually, structural damage.

Ultimately, it's the Pain Causing Dynamic (and nutritional issues) that causes ALL hip problems.

New And Chronic Hip Pain

As humans we have this instinctual belief that if we hurt, given enough time, that pain will go away. That we'll heal as good as new.

You'll save yourself a lot of time and pain if you understand what a myth that is. If you step on a nail or bruise your elbow, sure, you heal.

But even then, the body NEVER heals back as good as new. There's just too much going on in there, and the way the body responds to pain and injury is not as ideal as we'd like it to be. Often, the body's response to an injury is more damaging (in the mid and long runs) than the actual injury.

When the body feels pain, it tightens up as a measure of 'guarding and protecting'. But that tightness creates more pain, and thus more tightness, and thus more pain.....that's the downward spiral, that's the pattern.

So if you have chronic pain in the hip (or both hips) now, you'll have chronic pain in the hip later. That's just the way it works, and it's important to understand that so you can REVERSE the process.

Summary:  All soft tissue related pain in the hip regions arises from the tendonitis dynamic, which consists of chronic and progressive muscle and connective tissue tightness, inflammation, and nutritional lack.

Question:  What hip diagnosis might this result in?  

Answer:  Any of a  variety of hip problems.  See below.

Hip Tendonitis

Hip Tendonitis is the classic diagnosis for non-joint related hip pain.  

Muscles and connective tissue in the hip area get tight, irritate the tendons, inflammation kicks in and existing nutritional lack gets work.  It all works together to cause hip tendon pain (and muscle pain and ache, etc).

See:  Hip Tendonitis

Hip Pain From Running

A common hip ailment for runners his pain in the hip.

This can occur only while running, or only after running, or both.  Usually it starts as occasional ache or noticeable pain and then over time gets worse until it impedes a runners ability to put in any mileage.

See: Hip Pain From Running

Hip Pain When Sitting

While runners can also have pain in their hip or hips while sitting, as a label this applies more to office workers, drivers, and those with a sedentary lifestyle (lots of sitting and lack of physical activity).

In short, too much time in the sitting position causes muscle imbalance and undue stress on certain structures.  And it goes downhill from there.

Sitting down might feel like resting, but really it puts certain structures into a shortened and compressed position, and other structures into a lengthened and strained position.

And that's just 'passively' sitting.  All that tightness can also cause pain when 'actively' siting down towards a seat.

See:  Hip Pain When Sitting

Hip Pain While Sleeping

Pain in the hip while sleeping is a big clue that things aren’t right in there. 

Hurting while sleeping means that the tendonitis dynamic is so far advanced that muscles are locked tight, inflammation process is acute, and nutrition is seriously lacking (which prevents muscles from being able to relax).

The hip joint starts to get involved here, as muscle tightness is compressing it and possibly pulling it out of joint.

Bony alignment can also be an issue (see Sciatica below).

See:  Hip Pain While Sleeping

Hip Bursitis

Bursitis is where things start to get really painful.  Bursae are small sacks that act as friction absorbers to muscles and/or tendons moving over them.  When a hip bursa (there are several) gets inflamed, it gets VERY UNHAPPY and painful and easily irritated.

See:  Hip Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis

The trochanteric bursa are the most common hip bursa to be affected.  These are directly affected by the Gluteus Maximus and Minimus muscle structures that glide (or grind, really) on top of the bursa.

See:  Trochanteric bursitis


Sciatica is a painful condition where the Sciatic nerve gets compressed by too tight muscle and connective tissue (tendonitis dynamic!)  and/or body misalignment.

It’s just like stepping on a hose. Step on a hose, the water can flow through very easily.  Same with the nerve.  

Take the foot off the hose and nerve flow returns and pain goes away.

See:  Sciatica

Hip Joint Pain

Years of hip-centered pain and ache and tightness then eventually turns into hip joint pain.

All that tightness for so long compresses the joint, which grinds on itself, which creates inflammation in the joint, which creates pain, which creates more tightness, which creates more compression....again, you see the pattern?

showing healthy hip joint and osteoarthritis side by side
Healthy Joint and Osteoarthritis
Both Can Be Pain Free!

Hip Osteoarthritis is purely a function of the tendonitis dynamic creating tightness (which includes muscles not firing optimally and thus not acting as shock absorbers), that compresses the joint.

So when a doctor tells you that you need hip replacement surgery or hip joint surgery to 'clean up the joint', what they're really saying is that they don't know how to actually fix the problem.

After surgery, you'll still have all that tightness that caused the problem in the first place.....which is partly why you need ANOTHER artificial hip replacement and/or clean up surgery years down the line.

Don't get me wrong, sometimes surgery is required, like when there's a chunk of floating cartilage doing damage in there.

Rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis hip joint pain is a function of systemic inflammation caused by long term Gluten Intolerance, but that pain still causes a Pain Causing Dynamic.  It affects the joint but we're not going to talk about that here as the joint pain is a system of something else.

See:  Hip Joint Pain

New And Chronic Hip Joint Pain

Here are topics concerning the joint itself.

Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a direct result of the tendonitis dynamic.  Tight muscles compress the joint, then the joint grinds on itself with every movement.

So you get joint lining damage symptoms along with all the usual hip tendonitis symptoms.

See:  Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Joint Surgery

Surgery on the hip joint can be needed for a variety of reasons.

Joint capsule tear repair, joint lining ‘smoothing’, arthrocopic repair of ‘floating’ cartilage/joint lining chunks, total joint reconstruction, partial or total hip joint replacement.

See:  Hip Joint Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery has become a commonplace (and surprisingly effective) treatment to replace damaged hip joints.

Wear and tear damage, weakened and damaged joints degenerating from osteoporosis, age ‘wearing’ out the joints.

Unfortunately artificial hip joints don’t last very long, but they’re really effective at giving people more mobility when a joint is too far gone to heal or repair.

See:  Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Recovery

After hip replacement surgery, the focus turns to recovery.

See:  Hip Replacement Recovery

Arthritis Pain In The Hip

Arthritis pain in hip area (everywhere including the hips) is technically the result of inflammation of the hip joint.

Great. So what CAUSES that inflammation? It doesn't just appear magically. Something causes arthritis inflammation, and it's not arthritis.

Doctors, for some reason, say that arthritis causes arthritis pain. Which is silly. That's like saying sunshine causes sunshine.

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is just a name for a description of something. It means 'inflammation of a/the joint'.  

Inflammation is caused by various negative forces in the body, including nutritional insufficiency.

Hip joint arthritis is caused by SOMETHING. What is Arthritis hip pain ultimately caused by? Read the sections above.

Osteoarthritis is the result of compression of a joint over time, by muscle and connective tissue tightness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is the result of systemic inflammation from Gluten Intolerance and Leaky Gut (basically).

Remove the factors that cause the inflammation, and the inflammation will die down and the arthritis will go away.

See: What Is Osteoarthritis

See:  Cause Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

See:  Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hip Pain Relief

If you want hip pain relief, you need to investigate and discover WHY you are having pain in the hip.

There's superficial pain relief, and 'deep' pain relief that comes from fixing the problem.

Learning How To Reduce Inflammation, is a VERY effective method of reducing pain levels. But it's not a fix.

To fix pain in the hip, and osteoarthritis pain, you MUST reverse the mechanism causing the pain. You must lengthen muscles, lengthen connective tissue, reduce inflammation, and correct nutritional insufficiencies and/or deficiencies.

To fix rheumatoid arthritis, you must go off all gluten, fix any Leaky Gut (will open a new page to, and correct nutritional insufficiencies and/or deficiencies.

Even if you've had chronic pain in your hip (or hips) for decades, for the most part it's totally reversible. It's just a matter of making your body healthy again, and reversing the constrictive mechanism that's been progressing for decades.

The older you are, the longer this has been developing. The younger you are, the more you need to look at nutrition. If you're an athlete, all of the above still applies, it's just been progressing faster due to the requirements of your sport and the inadequacies of your self care.

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