A degenerative joint disease, common in the over 50s but also seen in younger patients. Symptoms can include pain in the hip and/or groin, pain on squatting or standing, limited hip movement and wastage of muscles such as the gluteals (buttocks).
Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid filled sac between the bone and muscle/tendon of a joint. Bursitis of the hip can send pain down the outside of the thigh and is often aggravated by lying on the affected side and going up the stairs. Patients often describe the pain as deep and aching.