You might experience pain around the Hip. Causes of this pain may occur from within the joint, from outside of the joint, or may be referred pain from surrounding structures such as the sacroiliac joint,
symphysis pubis, or the inguinal canal.
Causes of pain originating from within the Hip include tears, degenerative changes, chondromalacia, bone injury, ligament ruptures, arthritis, and synovial proliferative disorders. Causes arising from outside the joint include muscle injury, piriformis syndrome, bursitis, tendinopathy, and iliotibial band syndrome.
Any imaging of the Hip has to be in conjunction with the patient's clinical history, the physical examination conducted by the physician because radiographic findings may not always correlate with the presence of pain.
Clinical tests are put in place to identify the source of the pain and differentiate it between intra-articular or extra-articular.