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Pain - hip
For hip pain related to overuse or physical activity:
If you think you may have arthritis in your hip, see your health care provider before exercising your hip.
Tips to relieve hip bursitis pain:
Go to a hospital or call 911 if:
Call your doctor if:
Your health care provider will perform a physical examination, with careful attention to your hips, thighs, back, and gait.
To help diagnose the cause of the problem, your health care provider will ask medical history questions, such as:
X-rays of the hip may be needed.
Your health care provider may tell you to take a higher dose of over-the-counter medication, or give you a prescription anti-inflammatory medication.
Surgical repair or hip replacement may be recommended for osteonecrosis. Hip replacement is necessary for hip fracture and severe arthritis.
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