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Hip FAQ

Question:

I have a deep pain in my groin that my doctor diagnosed as a hip problem - arthritis. I always thought if you had hip pain, it was on the outside?

Answer:

Hip pain from problems like osteoarthritis does often show up in the inner thigh or groin area, more so than the outside. This is because of the anatomy of the joint and where the ball of the femur, the thigh bone, fits into the socket of hip joint. It's in the inner part of the hip that the motion takes place that allows you to move your leg inward and outward again. Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD, and Dave. W. Polly, Jr. MD. How Often is Low Back Pain not Coming from the Back? In Spine. January 2009. Vol. 34. Pp. E27 to E32.

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