Hip pain is extremely common, and it can present in all age groups and there can be a number of causes for the development of hip pain.
Hip and groin pathology can present as pain in the groin, back, buttock, knee and along the leg. The level of pain your experiencing may not be reflective of the extent of the injury that you have. Severity of the pain can vary greatly between people and it does not always represent accurately the severity of the injury.
The first line of treatment usually involves trying to self-manage and if this does not work then you may consider booking a physiotherapy appoint or visiting your GP.
Once you have a diagnosis a treatment plan can be implemented by your physiotherapist. This will most likely involve prescription of an exercise program that you will have to complete over a number of weeks. Additionally, we will explore other treatment options if we deem this necessary.
We have below some reliable online resources below that will help you learn a bit more about the reasons why people develop hip pain and the management of this condition.